NVC database

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Please could you tell me whether CCW holds a central database of National Vegetation Classification survey data for Wales?

If so, could you provide me with a list of the data fields which are held for survey samples in this database.

Yours faithfully,

Susan Davis

Enquiries Enquiries, Countryside Council for Wales

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Dear Susan Davis,

Thank you for your recent enquiry regarding CCW National Vegetation
Classification survey data for Wales.

CCW does hold NVC data - but not in one central database, we have a
number of databases and GIS tables that focus on each broad habitat

We do now have a GIS data standard for such surveys that lays down the
data fields required for such surveys, a copy of which I attach.
However many of the datasets are from different vintages and sources;
have variations in data fields and are stored in specialist databases.
We might be able to provide information about these variations, or the
raw data itself, but are not sure if that degree of detail is what you

You can find additional information about the NVC and related datasets
we hold on our website (library) where there is a metadatabase of most
of our corporate datasets.


You can find the NVC ones by keying NVC into the Dataset title search

Woodlands GIS
Saltmarsh GIS

A search for "phase 2" will also return details of our data holdings

Coastal habitats
Lowland grassland
Sand dunes
Upland habitats

The initial metadata displayed is a brief description, click on the
“full details” button (top left) to view the full metdatada that
includes information on the format and any restrictions.

I hope you find this information meets your needs. Please don’t
hesitate to contact us is you want more information.

Yours sincerely,

Kelly Parry

Donna Muirhead

Gwasanaeth Ymholiadau/ Enquiry Service
Cyngor Cefn Gwlad Cymru/ Countryside Council For Wales
Maes y Ffynnon
LL57 2DW
0845 1306229
[email address] / [email address]

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