Natural Resources Wales

Natural Resources Wales is a Welsh Government sponsored body that was formed in April 2013, when it took over the management of the natural resources of Wales. It was formed from a merger of the Countryside Council for Wales, Environment Agency Wales, and the Forestry Commission Wales.

Our purpose is to make sure that the environment and natural resources of Wales are sustainably maintained, sustainably enhanced and sustainably used, now and in the future.

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Popular Datasets

Mapping
LIDAR terrain and surfaces models Wales
Natural Resources Wales
This dataset shows the extent of data in each individual tile that went into the merging process to create the LIDAR Composite DSM & DTM. Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) is an...
 
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Environment
Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs)
Natural Resources Wales
This spatial dataset contains the digital boundaries of Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) in Wales. SSSIs cover a wide range of habitats from small fens, bogs and riverside...
WMS
 
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Environment
Flood Map: Flood Zone 2
Natural Resources Wales
Flood Map shows the areas across Wales that could be affected by flooding from rivers or the sea. It also shows flood defences and the areas that benefit from them. Flood Map is designed...
WMS
 
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Mapping
Historic LIDAR Archive
Natural Resources Wales
Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) is an airborne mapping technique, which uses a laser to measure the distance between the aircraft and the ground. Up to 100,000 measurements per second...
WMS
 
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Environment
Flood Map: Flood Zone 3
Natural Resources Wales
The Flood Map shows the areas across Wales that could be affected by flooding from rivers or the sea. It also shows flood defences and the areas that benefit from them. Flood Map is...
WMS
 
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Environment
Surface Water Temperature Archive up to 2007
Natural Resources Wales
Water temperature data is collected for different reasons and in different locations. Time series of surface water temperatures can provide indicators of climate change and associated...
 
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Environment
Ancient Woodland Inventory 2011
Natural Resources Wales
This dataset comprises of the boundaries of Ancient Woodland sites in Wales. Each site is categorised as either Ancient Semi Natural Woodland (ASNW), Restored Ancient Woodland Site...
WMS
 
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Environment
Source Protection Zones (SPZ) Merged
Natural Resources Wales
Source Protection Zones [Individual] have been created as public facing boundaries where discrete groundwater bodies within Source Protection Zones (SPZ) have been dissolved on zone...
WMS
 
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Towns & Cities
National Trails - GIS dataset
Natural Resources Wales
National Trails are long distance walking, cycling and horse riding routes through the best landscapes in Wales. After World War II the desire to keep areas of Britain 'special' and to...
WMS
 
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Environment
Flood Map: Flood Storage Areas
Natural Resources Wales
The Flood Map is a spatial dataset which shows the areas across Wales that could be affected by flooding from rivers or the sea. It also shows flood defences and the areas that benefit...
 
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Mapping
LANDMAP Historic Landscape
Natural Resources Wales
LANDMAP is a unique national information system, devised by the former Countryside Council for Wales (CCW), allowing information about landscape in Wales to be collected and organised...
WMS
 
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Environment
National Parks
Natural Resources Wales
This spatial dataset contains the digital boundaries of National Parks in Wales. National Parks were established to protect beautiful and relatively wild countryside by: - Preserving...
WMS
 
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