What Forestry Commission? BBC News - Forestry Commission announces 450 job losses
Link: Akademy's OpenData Map
This shows all the forests across the UK managed by Forestry Commission.
Blog of the app creator: The Forestry Commission, OpenData and Ordnance Survey | Live.Hack.Learn.Blog()
Map images are Crown copyright.
Last edited by DaveP; 3rd February 2011 at 02:24 PM.
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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