London Green and Blue Cover

Created 4 months ago, updated 2 months ago

The GLA have produced a dataset that provides a more accurate estimate of the extent of the London’s green infrastructure - the city’s parks, gardens, trees, green spaces, rivers and wetlands, and features such as green roofs. 

The green cover layer was created by combining classified near-infrared aerial imagery (NDVI) with land use datasets and resulted in a green cover estimate for London of between 48-51 percent. The baseline is presented as a range to account for variations in the analysis of aerial imagery. The methodology is set out in the report below and a web map created to visualise the data.

The final green cover layer is available to download in a geospatial format (shape files).

Contains OS data © Crown copyright and database rights 2019.

Contains Verisk Analytics  GeoInformation Group UKMap data.

NOTE: The data is based on Ordnance Survey mapping and the data is published under Ordnance Survey's 'presumption to publish'.

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Visit the Green cover map of London.

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A report describing the methodology and datasets used to carry out the green cover analysis for Greater London.

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A zipped folder containing 467 ESRI shapefile tiles (2km by 2km) representing London's green and blue cover layer. The green cover layer reflects an NDVI threshold of 0.05, please see the methodology document for more details.

Projection: 27700, British National Grid.

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A zipped folder containing 467 ESRI shapefile tiles (2km by 2km) representing London's green and blue cover layer. The green cover layer reflects an NDVI threshold of 0.1, please see the methodology document for more details.

Projection: 27700, British National Grid.

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ESRI shapefile containing the 2km by 2km tile grid, there are 467 that intersect with the GLA boundary. This grid system was used for all data processing when producing the green/blue land cover analysis.

Projection: 27700, British National Grid.