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 Moorland Change Map is an annual map showing whether change, such as burning, during the managed burn season has occurred. It monitors 2,000km² of heather-dominated uplands in England. The map uses satellite data, and through a rigorous process, analyses this to identify and map change. These results allow us to compile frequent, accurate and detailed information on changes which will revolutionise our ability to understand how individual moorlands are being managed and advise on their sustainable recovery.
The Priority Habitat Inventory is a spatial dataset that describes the geographic extent and location of Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act (2006) Section 41 habitats of principal importance.
In version 3.2 (Dec 2023) of the PHI, we will be adding new habitat layers to the dataset, including Ponds and Lakes (including the priority habitats Oligotrophic and Dystrophic Lakes; Mesotrophic Lakes; and Eutrophic Standing Waters). More on Data updates 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.