The MAGIC website provides authoritative geographic information about the natural environment from across government. The information covers rural, urban, coastal and marine environments across Great Britain. It is presented in an interactive map which can be explored using various mapping tools that are included. Natural England manages the service under the direction of a Steering Group who represent the MAGIC partnership organisations.
The National Historic Landscape Characterisation (NHLC) dataset has been added to MAGIC this month. Each grid cell has a single record with information about the historic landscape character types (both broad types and narrower, character types) and period information. When viewed alongside other datasets, the NHLC data can act as an indicator of historic landscape character and can therefore feed in to landscape management decisions amongst other things. Further information can be found here
MAGIC was launched in 2002. Information covers rural, urban, coastal and marine environments across Great Britain. Presented in an interactive map which can be explored using various mapping tools.
More than 300 data layers are available on MAGIC. The MAGIC partnership organisations are Natural England, Defra, Environment Agency, Historic England, Forestry Commission and Marine Management Organisation.
MAGIC is a very popular website with 2,500 daily user sessions and 9 million maps generated each month across 8 themes, three different basemaps and three overview maps.