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Posts in Category: Habitat inventory

Gower hedgerow mapping

Client: City and County of Swansea Council

Mapping the Gower's hedgerowsWe created a hedgerow map for the Gower based upon Ordnance Survey MasterMap and aerial photograph interpretation. The resulting dataset contained 22,370 features of which 17,013 were thought to be hedges.

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Production of a provisional inventory of Open Mosaic Habitat on Previously Developed Land in England

Client: Natural England

Open Mosaic Habitat inventory refinementexeGesIS were contracted to create and refine a complete provisional inventory of Open Mosaic Habitat (OMH) in England. We used a combination of available data sources and aerial photograph interpretation to accurately map possible OMH, also capturing information on the confidence that OMH was present.

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Options for an inventory of Annex I habitats

Client: Natural England

Options for an inventory of Annex 1 habitatsExegesis investigated the options for creating an Annex I habitat inventory for England. This involved a review of approaches taken by other European Union countries and the data available in the UK. A recommended approach was suggested, along with the provision of prototype inventories to show potential coverage.

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Definition and mapping of open mosaic habitats on previously developed land: phase 2 testing methods and developing the habitat inventory

Client: Defra

The hoverfly Xylota sylvarumWe identified the key features and enhanced knowledge of the distribution of UK BAP Open Mosaic Habitats on Previously Developed Land. This involved the development of a survey methodology and a survey of 98 sites to identify OMH habitat, including a survey of invertebrates on 50 - the largest single survey of its kind in the UK.

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Creating a provisional wood-pasture and parkland inventory for England

Client: Natural England

Wood-pasture and parkland inventoryOver a series of projects exeGesIS created a spatial inventory of wood pasture and parkland in England. Data were assessed against historic maps and aerial photography, as well as modern data sources. Ground truthing was undertaken in two regions. The resulting inventory mapped 156,838 ha of wood-pasture and parkland.

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Habitat inventory data capture and processing

Client: Natural England / English Nature

Coastal Vegetated ShingleexeGesIS has produced habitat inventories for coastal vegetated shingle, saline lagoons, grassland and upland Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) habitats. These involved collating spatial data, capturing paper-based data, aerial photograph interpretation, ground truthing and processing available data to create standardised national datasets.

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Ancient Woodland Inventory data capture/comparison and processing

Client: Forestry Commission

Ancient Woodland Inventory AWI data captureexeGesIS produced an updated map of ancient woodland in Wales . Woodlands were mapped according to forest type determined from aerial photographs. The resulting dataset was more compatible with other rural land-use datasets, such as the agricultural Integrated Administration and Control System.

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The National Pond Monitoring Network

Client: The Pond Conservation Trust

Pond Conservation Trust National Pond Monitoring Network web pageThe Pond Conservation Trust commissioned exeGesIS to develop a database for pond survey data, recruit information of relevance, create an inventory of ponds in the UK, enable online collection of pond information from members of the public and present pond information online.

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Habitat Data Entry Tool

Client: English Nature

exeGesIS developed data input and verification software that could be run from within the user's standard GIS interface. This ensured that English Nature's habitat inventories could be amalgamated quickly and efficiently, and standardised the data attributes. Support and training for the system was provided by exeGesIS.

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