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 product has been added to MAGIC in this update. The Moorland Change Map (MCM) is a vector dataset which shows whether the heather dominant uplands, across England, being monitored contain change during the period of monitoring. Approximately monitoring covers the moorland burning season of Oct to Apr. The MCM is an earth observation derived product, using the Sentinel-2 satellites. Validation of the results happens for each year per upland and nationally. 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.