Verisk Analytics

- Protecting our Most Precious Resource Software


With 27 different land use classes from agriculture, business parks, farm and urban centres, UKLand provides a consistent and valuable insight into land usage across the UK. Already in use with land consultants to identify potential development land, eco companies to model wind farm developments and utility companies to map drainage, this database is proving an essential resource for planning and managing assets in the UK.

The UKLand database maps out land use and land cover parcels depending on their extent in the aerial photographs and maps.

Features as small as 50m x 50m are mapped. Features smaller than this are amalgamated into the surrounding larger feature.

There are 27 land use classes including a range of agricultural and rural ones. For example, wetlands, orchards, heath and moorland, deciduous woodland and detailed urban ones including three which divide urban areas into low, medium and high density urban areas which are primarily residential.  Urban centres which are mainly commercial/retail/industrial are another class.

There is also a specific class for large complex buildings like terminal train stations or sports stadiums and separate classes for business, industrial and retail parks.

The classification scheme offers something for all landscapes and regions, whether the study is urban-focused (12 urban-related classes) or rural (15 rural-related classes).

A new set of transportation data, both road and rail, has been added to bring greater detail and realism to land use statistics.

Derived from OS OpenData road widths have been calculated from actual examples using aerial photography to give realistic area statistics for transportation areas.

  • Identify new land opportunities

  • Query land around your site

  • Seek out better sites for your clients

  • Work smarter by being better informed

  • Stay in touch with changes to land development

  • Compare multiple sites

  • Present a more informed proposal

  • Communicate better

UKLand offers developers, GIS professionals, consultants and local planner the opportunity to fully evaluate the impact of their proposals without costly surveys.


The ability to model and query locations from the desk before making future investments enables a risk proof way to start projects:


  • Windfarm planning applications

  • Telecom radio network planning

  • Biomass site identification

  • Flood impact assessments

  • New housing opportunities

  • Strategic land planning

  • Corridor mapping

  • Street light planning

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