Every year since 2015, UKCEH has used high resolution satellite data to map the crops grown in all 2M fields across Great Britain. Our Land Cover® Plus Crops map has a large number of useful options.

UKCEH Land Cover® plus: Crop maps were the first detailed, interactive, digital maps of cropping in Great Britain. Two million land parcels are categorised within the Land Cover Map spatial framework, providing information on annual crop types for every field in Great Britain.


The Land Cover® Plus Crop

Has many applications including the production of farming statistic, environmental modelling and impact assessment and catchment sensitive farming.  We recently have analysed the series of crop maps to describe patterns of crop rotation across GB. This data is freely available to researchers through the Edina Environment Digimap® service.