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.
When the MAGIC base map was recently updated to the OS Vector Tile Service, some of our users found issue with the limited number of default scales set by OS. As a direct response to your feedback, we then increased the number of possible scale levels to ease your map usage. However, we have since noticed that this is causing some other issues with the way the map layers display. Therefore, we will be reverting to the original default scales set by OS while we investigate. This will not make a difference to the functionality and data within MAGIC, it will just reduce the ability to customise the map scale. We appreciate your patience while we resolve this. . 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.