National Ecosystem and Ecosystems Services Map – Terrestrial Biodiversity

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This dataset contains a raster file showing the approximate biodiversity stock of terrestrial areas

This dataset is part of a dataset series that establishes an ecosystem service maps (national scale) for a set of services prioritised through stakeholder consultation and any intermediate layers created by Environment Systems Ltd in the cause of the project. The individual dataset resources in the datasets series are to be considered in conjunction with the project report: https://www.npws.ie/research-projects/ecosystems-services-mapping-and-assessment

The project provides a National Ecosystem and Ecosystem Services (ES) map for a suite of prioritised services to assist implementation of MAES (Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystems and their services) in Ireland.

This involves stakeholder consultation for identification of services to be mapped, the development of a list of indicators and proxies for mapping, as well as an assessment of limitations to ES mapping on differing scales (Local, Catchment, Region, National, EU) based on data availability. Reporting on data gaps forms part of the project outputs.

The project relied on the usage of pre-existing data, which was also utilised to create intermediate data layers to aid in ES mapping. For a full list of the data used throughout the project workings, please refer to the project report.

Data Resources (2)

TIFF
available as tiff
HTML
available as html
Theme Environment
Date dataset released 2010-05-01
Date dataset updated 2017-06-26
Dataset conforms to these standards The INSPIRE Directive or INSPIRE lays down a general framework for a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) for the purposes of European Community environmental policies and policies or activities which may have an impact on the environment.
Rights notes ['http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/', 'Copyright Government of Ireland. This dataset was created by National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. This copyright material is licensed for re-use under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/', 'otherRestrictions', 'Copyright Government of Ireland. This dataset was created by National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. This copyright material is licensed for re-use under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/', 'otherRestrictions']
Update frequency Other
Language English
Geographic coverage in GeoJSON format {"type":"Polygon","coordinates":[[[-11.2659477885, 51.2059662415],[-11.2659477885, 55.820224054], [-5.75081106972, 55.820224054], [-5.75081106972, 51.2059662415], [-11.2659477885, 51.2059662415]]]}
Spatial Reference Systems (SRS) Irish Transverse Mercator (ITM, EPSG:2157)
Vertical Extent {"maxVerticalExtent": "1014", "verticalDomainName": null, "minVerticalExtent": "0"}
Provenance information 50m raster grid file used in the Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystems Service Project. Created by Environment Systems Ltd. (ESL). The dataset was derived through additive analysis of relevant spatial data including; A large number of habitat datasets were combined to produce a single habitat data layer (“habitat asset register”). This included LPIS, Article 17 habitats, Ancient and Long-established Woodland Inventory, and CORINE habitat data listed below: 1. Habitat Asset Register 2. Area contribution to ecological networks 3. Combined species records 4. Conservation Designations 5. Article17 – 6130 6. Article17 – 5130 7. Article17 – 2140 8. Article 17 – 2150 9. Teagasc Soil 10. Groundwater Sand and Gravel Aquifers 11. Groundwater Aquifers These datasets were scored to represent the contribution of the individual classes to temporary water storage. For the full processing methodology, including a comprehensive list of the input datasets, associated scores, full processing methodology, including any modification of the input data refer to the project Final Report (resource 23). The final raster dataset has been created at a cell size of 50m. All processing steps were carried out at a cell size of 50m. Metadata for all input datasets is included with the datasets in question. Filename / Map package / PNG: 3010_MAES15-BiodiversityTerrestrial.tif / 3010_MAES15-BiodiversityTerrestrial.mpk / 3010_MAES15-BiodiversityTerrestrial.png Project processing was carried out in EPSG29902. Final outputs were converted to EPSG2157, using the transformation provided by proj4 (https://trac.osgeo.org/proj/wiki/FAQ), which is used by most GIS software for coordinate system manipulation. The source Coordinate Reference System is Irish Transverse Mercator (ITM). The transformation used is equivalent in accuracy to the one held by NPWS. This dataset has been created using various processing and GIS software including; ArcMap 10.1, FME, and QGIS.