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 Summarised Botanical Value Map 2021 has been added to MAGIC this month. The dataset identifies areas likely to be rich in high quality habitats for vascular plants across England. These have been developed by Natural England and the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (BSBI) using BSBI’s plant occurrence records collected by their network of expert volunteers. The map flags areas according to the presence of Rare, Scarce or Threatened plant species and/or the proportion of Priority Habitat Positive Indicator species present per monad (1 x 1 km grid cell). The map has been developed for the purposes of aiding strategic planning and land management decisions on a landscape scale. 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.