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Making environmental information available is key to informing decisions, influencing actions and delivering sustained environmental improvements.
The datasets below have been made freely available by Defra and its agencies for your use. You can either download them as digital GIS data onto your desktop, or you can access them as an Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Map Service (WMS) or Web Feature Service (WFS).
Click below to choose your preference.

Download Environmental Data OGC WMS Environmental Data OGC WFS Environmental Data
Canal & River Trust Defra Historic England Forestry commision Natural England Natural England
  • Aug 7, 2015 Data Updates Updates to numerous datasets have gone live inc. Flood Map, Historic Flood Map, Historic Flood Warnings, Flood Alert/Warning Areas, Recorded Flood Outlines and Source Protection Zones. Check the publication date for other updates.
  • Jul 7, 2015 New Data CASI and LIDAR Habitat Map and Dune Slack Likely Locations are now available to download as Open Data from the Download Environmental Data page. WMS and WFS feeds are also available and can be displayed directly in your GIS software or other compatible applications.
  • Apr 23, 2015 Non-Spatial Data Non-spatial data are now available via the 'Non-Spatial Data' tab accessed from the 'Download Environment Data' link.
  • Mar 31, 2015 Natural Resources Wales From April 1st open datasets from Natural Resources Wales will be available at . For access to non-open datasets please contact Natural Resources Wales on
  • Mar 20, 2015 Near Real-Time Flood Data API Our new flood data APIs are due to go live on 24 March. Live flood warnings and alerts, river / groundwater levels / flows and flood forecasts will be available from:
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