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Miscellaneous Categories

Inland WaterThere are a number of categories of land cover that have been put together in the miscellaneous category. Possibly the two most important ones are inland waters and built up areas. The mapped distribution of these features is included in these web pages;

Built up areasBuilt Up Areas are urban areas or 'built-up' land and is represented by houses and other buildings including areas of playing fields, parks, golf courses etc. Included within this category are: Airfields, both in current use and abandoned, occurring either in the countryside or contiguous with built-up areas; Factories include features such as sawmills, distilleries or defence establishments within a rural setting; Recreational land which includes wildlife parks, caravan sites and other recreational features; Road and rail infrastructure which largely consists of motorway intersections, large roundabouts and rail sidings and marshalling yards.

Soils also provide the foundation for the built environment. Factories - in this case, the Glenlivet Distillery, Moray
Soils also provide the foundation for the built environment. Factories - in this case, the Glenlivet Distillery, Moray

 

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