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    For Your Geography Teachers: Forest Finder

    Link: Akademy's OpenData Map

    This shows all the forests across the UK managed by Forestry Commission.

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    Blog of the app creator: The Forestry Commission, OpenData and Ordnance Survey | Live.Hack.Learn.Blog()

    Map images are Crown copyright.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beeswax View Post
    The app creator does hint at this on his blog:

    There’s lots of reports on this news story (here for instance) but the basic idea is that the publicly owned forests of England are to be sold off to the private sector so the government can make a quick buck. In other words currently protected ancient forests could be sold to the highest timber bidders. Even with so called safe guards this is a bad idea, so I decided to get hold of the Forestry Commissions’ current data.

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