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London Green and Blue Cover
Greater London Authority
04 March 2019
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).