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Resources

  • Get Informed - State of the Environment
  • Indicators and data
  • Give us your feedback

Resources that offer an insight to other data available across Scotland from our partners, includes helpful information, mobile websites and apps.

Feel free to get in touch and let us know about any other useful resources Scotland's Environment Web can share.

CO2 Emission Calculator

CO2 Emission Calculator

Check the carbon emissions for your journey using our CO2 Emissions Calculator. The CO2 emissions calculator compares travel by car, bus, train and motorbike.

Data and Maps

Data and Maps

Are you interested in finding out more about the environment throughout Europe?

The European Environment Agency collects lots of data and provides a range of different tools to help you find, view and analyse data – including maps, interactive maps, indicators and graphs.

Data.gov.uk

Data.gov.uk

The Government is releasing public data to help people understand how government works and how policies are made. Some of this data is already available, but data.gov.uk brings it together in one searchable website. Making this data easily available means it will be easier for people to make decisions and suggestions about government policies based on detailed information.

Flood Extent Maps

Flood Extent Maps

Could the area where you live be affected by flooding?

We've made it easier for you to find out if your area could be affected by flooding from either a river or the sea.

Understanding what the probability is of a flood occurring is the first step you can take to minimise the impact a flood could have on you. SEPA's Flood Map can show you if the area where you live, work or travel through could be prone to flooding, and if it is, you can follow the links on this website to find out about how you can prepare and protect yourself, your family and your home.

Forestry Commission's data download

Forestry Commission's data download

You will be able to access and download a wide range of Forestry Commission GIS datasets. You will be asked to accept the Forestry Commission's terms of use before you can proceed to the download pages.

Datasets include:

  • National Forest Inventory
  • National Forest Estate Boundaries, Stock and Roads
  • Grants and Regulations data
  • Felling Licences
  • Scottish Native Woodlands
  • Welsh Ancient Woodlands

There is also information on how to access Forestry Commission spatial data via Web Map Services.

Green House Gas emission impacts of spatial planning (SPACE)

Green House Gas emission impacts of spatial planning (SPACE)

SPACE is a tool to help planners make informed decisions about the greenhouse gas implications of planning policies. Planning decisions are crucial in order to build a blueprint for a low carbon future in Scotland.

Green Scotland Recycling Maps

Green Scotland Recycling Maps

Use our recycling services search tool to find information on your local recycling services in Scotland either by local authority or postcode search.

HLAmap

HLAmap

HLAmap is a Scotland-wide view of land use in modern and past times.

It uses simple annotated maps to show how the landscape has changed over time, giving the user a tool to decipher the broad elements of the historic environment.

This resource is for everyone. Both interested individuals and professional users can explore the information HLAmap holds

Interactive Habitat Network User Tool

Interactive Habitat Network User Tool

A simple GIS mapping tool that allows a user to view habitat networks at a range of scales, and then to scenario-plan new land use options (such as woodland planting, housing development) to see their effect on connectivity and habitat function across landscapes. It’s free to use, and requires no specialist software or expertise.

Interactive Map

Interactive Map

This interactive map provides the facility to search and view information on special places and recorded species sightings in Scotland.

Interactive Marine Planning Tool

Interactive Marine Planning Tool

This interactive tool has been designed to assist in the development of the National Marine Plan.

The tool allows you to view different types of information and where appropriate, links have been provided to the related parts of Scotland's Marine Atlas where the information is discussed in more detail. Links will also be provided to the draft National Marine Plan - the initial stage of the National Marine Plan process.

Forestry Commission Scotland Map Viewer

Forestry Commission Scotland Map Viewer

The Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) Map Viewer allows you to explore and discover information about Scotland’s woodlands and forests. You can display a variety of features on the map and get detailed information about these features.

Weather Observations Website (WOW) - Met Office

Weather Observations Website (WOW) - Met Office

Interested in sharing your weather observations?

Using the Weather Observations Website (WOW), we are giving all of you the chance to send us local observations of weather in your area. These observations can be ones you have recorded on specially-designed digital, scientific or wireless weather stations or just by looking out of the window or sending in a photo.

It is hoped that the website will encourage further growth in the UK's weather enthusiast observing community and help educate children about the weather and that this will become the UK's largest source of weather observations.

National Biodiversity Network

National Biodiversity Network

A “data warehouse” for biodiversity information, which can be quickly and easily accessed to understand the distribution of particular species in the UK. Individual records, covering plants, mammals, birds and invertebrates, are stored on the NBN Gateway and these can then be displayed on a map of the UK in a number of different ways.

National Marine Monitoring buoy network

National Marine Monitoring buoy network

The SEPA Marine National Environmental Monitoring Buoy Network provides real time, high frequency environmental data from strategic locations around the coast, as part of SEPA obligations to monitoring the marine environment.

Natural Spaces

Natural Spaces

Natural Spaces provides an online data download facility giving access to a wide range of datasets including protected areas, habitats and species, landscape, open space and access.

Open Data Hub of the European Union

Open Data Hub of the European Union

The European Union Open Data Portal is the single point of access to a growing range of data from the institutions and other bodies of the European Union (EU). Data are free for you to use and reuse for commercial or non-commercial purposes.

By providing easy and free access to data, the portal aims to promote their innovative use and unleash their economic potential. It also aims to help foster the transparency and the accountability of the institutions and other bodies of the EU.

Scotland's Greenspace Map

Scotland's Greenspace Map

Scotland’s Greenspace Map is a world first; no other country has mapped its greenspace in this way. The Map was compiled in 2011 from greenspace data provided by all 32 Scottish Councils. The local datasets were produced using greenspace mapping characterisation. This involved using GIS maps and aerial photography to categorise greenspaces into 23 different open space types.

Scotland’s Greenspace Map can be viewed as an interactive map and the GIS data can be downloaded by users with appropriate Ordnance Survey licence arrangements.

Scotland's Protected Places

Scotland's Protected Places

Use the map to discover Scotland's protected places. The search box allows you to search for a place or postcode and the filter seperates the results for historic or natural places. The number on the map represent multiple places so zoom in to drill down. You can then click on the icons in the map to find out more.

Scotland’s Outdoor Learning Directory

Scotland’s Outdoor Learning Directory

Scotland’s Outdoor Learning Directory aims to provide a portal to services supporting outdoor learning which are provided by these Scottish organisations.

Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation

Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation

The Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation identifies small area concentrations of multiple deprivation across all of Scotland in a consistent way. It allows effective targeting of policies and funding where the aim is to wholly or partly tackle or take account of area concentrations of multiple deprivation.

The SIMD provides a wealth of information to help improve the understanding about the outcomes and circumstances of people living in the most deprived areas in Scotland.

Scottish Noise Mapping

Scottish Noise Mapping

The Scottish Government has produced these maps in response to the European Parliament and Council Directive for Assessment and Management of Environmental Noise 2002/49/EC, more commonly referred to as the Environmental Noise Directive (END). This directive deals with noise from road, rail, and air traffic, and from industry. It focuses on the impact of such noise on individuals, complementing existing EU legislation, which sets standards for noise emissions from specific sources.

The three main objectives of the Directive are as follows.

  • To determine the noise exposure of the population through noise mapping.
  • To make information available on environmental noise to the public.
  • To establish Action Plans based on the mapping results, to reduce levels where necessary, and to preserve environmental noise quality where it is good.

To embrace their responsibility to deliver the requirements of the END legislation the Scottish Government published the Environmental Noise (Scotland) Regulations 2006.The Scottish legislation describes a two round process to manage environmental noise.

SiteLink

SiteLink

SiteLink provides easy access to data and information on key Protected Areas across Scotland ranging from sites of local natural heritage to designations of national and international importance.

The Global Calculator

The Global Calculator

The Global Calculator is an open-source model of the world’s energy, land and food systems that allows you to design your own version of the future up to 2050 and see the implications for the climate.

The Global Calculator is a joint project between the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change, Climate-KIC, the World Resources Institute, Energy Research Institute of the National Development and Reform Commission and Energy R&D International (China), E&Y (India), the London School of Economics, Imperial College London, Climact the Climate Media Factory, and the International Energy Agency.

Zero Waste Plan Carbon Metric Calculator

Zero Waste Plan Carbon Metric Calculator

The Carbon Metric Reporting System for Recycling Performance is intended to inform waste policy and to promote a reduction in the environmental impact of resource use. The Carbon Metric has been designed by the Scottish Government and Zero Waste Scotland with input from steering committee formed from experts belonging to the Chartered Institution of Waste Management.

Please note that Scotland's Environment Web is not responsible for the content of the external sites.