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.
Watsonian Vice Counties data has been added to MAGIC this month. The Vice-county System of Great Britain was devised in 1852 by Hewett Cotterell Watson as a means of graphically representing the distribution of plants. Watson defined 112 vice-counties of approximately equal areas based on sub-divisions of counties, Vice-county boundaries do not change like political boundaries so they allow for continuity both in interpreting historical records and for passing on the ‘territory’ between successive county recorders. 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.