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Air Quality Management Areas

Description

Local Authorities have a duty to designate any relevant areas where the air quality objectives are not (or are unlikely to be) being met as Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs). AQMAs must be designated officially by means of an 'order'. The extent of the AQMA may be limited to the area of exceedance or encompass a larger area. Following the declaration of an AQMA, the local authority is required to develop and implement a plan (Air Quality Action Plan) to improve air quality in that area. AQMAs can be for a combination of NO2, SO2, PM10.

Most data provided by local authorities is in polygon format. However, some is provided in point and line form so we are currently buffering such data by the width of a road or so in order to merge them in to the national polygon dataset. Some smaller local authorities e.g. Dundee, use the entire extent of their local authority, as digitised in Ordnance Survey's BoundaryLine dataset, for the AQMA.

We have included date of AQMA declaration in our national schema, though many LAs do not currently provide this.
Revoked AQMAs are now held in this dataset with a 'Date revoked' attribute

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This dataset comprises 1 layer(s):
Air Quality Management Areas - Scotland

This dataset comprises 10 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Air Quality Management Areas - Scotlanddate_designatedDate on which the site was designated as being activeIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
sh_source_idID for each record per Spatial Hub upload. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
site_nameThe name of the site as defined by each LAText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor
pollutantThe type of pollutant responsible for the AQMA designationNO2, PM10, SO2 or a combination
date_revokedDate on which the AQMA was revoked (if applicable)In format: yyyy-mm-dd
sh_date_uploadedDate at which data was provided (either as shapefiles upload or WFS feed) to the Spatial HubIn format:yyyy-mm-dd
geomNoneNone
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
urlWebsite with more details about designationMust be resolvable
sh_sourceUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. It is not currently commercially available.

Air Quality Management Areas data are updated as needed and their last update was on: August 10th 2018

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial hub.

The following quality assurance checks and corrections are carried out on the data:
- Polygons are dissolved/ aggregated by key name and local authority.
- The minimum polygon area allows in the data is 25 square meters
- Checks for invalid geometry types
- The maximum angle for any spikes is 3 degrees
- Any duplicate geometry is removed from the data
- Duplicate key names for polygons are not removed
- Polygons with no key names are not removed
- Checks for basic geometry i.e. self-intersection

Please contact spatialhub@improvementservice.org.uk for more details.

Alcohol Prohibition Areas

Description

Local authorities have the power to make by-laws to prohibit the drinking of alcohol in designated public places under provisions contained in the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 (under sections 201, 202 and 203) subject to confirmation by Scottish Ministers. To date, 27 local authorities across Scotland have by-laws which prohibit the drinking of alcohol in designated public places in more than 480 towns and villages across Scotland, together with the built up areas within the city of Glasgow and Edinburgh have such by-laws. They range from a total ban on drinking at all times, to a ban at specified times or on specified days.

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This dataset comprises 1 layer(s):
Alcohol Prohibition Areas - Scotland

This dataset comprises 8 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Alcohol Prohibition Areas - ScotlandurlWebsite with more informationMust be resolvable
geomNoneNone
area_nameThe name of the area as defined by the LAText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor
designation_dateThe date that the area was designatedIn format:yyyy-mm-dd
sh_source_idID for each record per Spatial Hub upload.Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
sh_sourceUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
sh_date_uploadedThe date data was provided to Spatial HubIn format:yyyy-mm-dd

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. It is not currently commercially available.

Alcohol Prohibition Areas data are updated as needed and their last update was on: August 10th 2018

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial hub.

The following quality assurance checks and corrections are carried out on the data:
- Polygons are not dissolved/ aggregated by key name and local authority
- The minimum polygon area allowed in the data is 100 square metres
- Checks for invalid geometry types
- The maximum angle for any spikes is 3 degrees
- Duplicate key names for polygons are not removed
- Polygons with no key names are not removed
- Checks for basic geometry i.e. self-intersection

Please contact spatialhub@improvementservice.org.uk for more details.

Car Parking

Description

Most councils will keep a record of their car parks, bays and zones. Therefore we have tried to compile these into consistent national layers.

Currently, we publish three layers:
- Car Parks - a polygon layer
- Parking Bays - a polygon layer
- Parking Zones - a polygon layer

Any supplied point records have been buffered (bays by 2m, car parks by 10m) to create a representative area, allowing them to be incorporated in the national dataset

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This dataset comprises 3 layer(s):
Car Parking: Car Parks - Scotland
Car Parking: Parking Zones - Scotland
Car Parking: Parking Bays - Scotland

This dataset comprises 33 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Car Parking: Car Parks - ScotlanduprnThe Unique Property Reference Number for the feature as provided by the LA8, 9 or 12 digit number
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
geomNoneNone
electric_noNumber of electric car parking spacesNumeric
feature_idAn ID assigned to the feature by the LAA 4-digit numeric ID usually
other_noNumber of other parking spacesNumeric
postcodePostcode of feature as assigned by Royal MailPostcode format with space
lorry_noNumber of lorry parking spacesNumeric
fee_statusDetails about whether there are charges to use the featureFree text
cp_nameThe name assigned to the feature by the LAText string
sh_date_uploadedDate data was provided to the Spatial HubIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
motorbike_noNumber of motorbike parking spacesNumeric
ownerWho owns the featureText string
car_noNumber of car parking spacesNumeric
streetThe street that the feature is located onText name with capital for first letter
disabled_noNumber of disabled parking spacesNumeric
statusWhether the feature is public or private ownedText string
Car Parking: Parking Bays - Scotlandbay_typeThe type of featureText string
streetThe street that the feature is located onText name with capital for first letter
sh_date_uploadedDate data was provided to the Spatial HubIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
geomNoneNone
statusThe status of the featureText string
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
feature_idAn ID assigned to the feature by the LAA 4-digit numeric ID usually
gidA unique ID for each feature created by the Spatial HubAuto-generated unique number beginning 1,2,3,4 etc etc
fee_statusDetails about whether there are charges to use the featureText string
usrnThe Unique Street Reference Number for the street that the feature is on as defined by LAs6/8-digit number
Car Parking: Parking Zones - Scotlandzone_noAn ID allocated to the feature by the LAAlpha/numeric
zone_typeType of featureText string
geomNoneNone
sh_date_uploadedDate data was provided to the Spatial HubIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
gidA unique ID for each feature created by the Spatial HubAuto-generated unique number beginning 1,2,3,4 etc etc

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. It is not currently commercially available.

Car Parking data are updated as needed and their last update was on:

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial hub.

The following quality assurance checks and corrections are carried out on the data:
- Polygons are not dissolved/ aggregated by key name and local authority.
- The minimum polygon area allowed in the data is 5 square metres
- Checks for invalid geometry types
- The maximum angle for any spikes is 3 degrees
- Any duplicate geometry is removed from the data
- Duplicate key names for polygons are not removed
- Polygons with no key names are not removed
- Checks for basic geometry i.e. self-intersection

Please contact spatialhub@improvementservice.org.uk for more details.

Community Council Boundaries

Description

Community councils are required to be established by local authorities. They are the most local tier of statutory representation in Scotland. They bridge the gap between local authorities and communities and help to make public bodies aware of the opinions and needs of the communities they represent. Community councils are statutory consultees under various processes, such as for planning applications.

There are many instances where polygons do not tessellate or snap to local authority boundaries. The Spatial Hub processing can correct for some minor gap errors (<5m) but not larger ones. Such gaps in the dataset mean that it cannot potentially be used for some kinds of spatial analysis e.g. point in polygon, because some point locations may fall within the gaps. These gaps either require amendment at source or approval for the IS to change.

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This dataset comprises 1 layer(s):
Community Council Boundaries - Scotland

This dataset comprises 8 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Community Council Boundaries - Scotlandcc_nameThe name of the community councilThe official name of the Community Council
geomNoneNone
sh_date_uploadedThe date at which the data was uploaded to the Spatial HubIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
activeWhether the community council is active or not?Yes, No, Active, Not Active, Disbanded, 1 or 0
sh_source_idID for each record per Spatial Hub upload. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
urlA website for details about the areaURL must be resolvable
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
sh_sourceUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload

Open Government Licence:http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/

Community Council Boundaries data are updated annually and their last update was on: August 10th 2018

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial hub.
The following quality assurance checks and corrections are carried out on the data:
- Polygons are dissolved/ aggregated by key name and local authority.
- The minimum polygon area allowed in the data is 100 square meters
- Checks for invalid geometry types
- The maximum angle for any spikes is 3 degrees
- Any duplicate geometry is removed from the data
- Duplicate key names for polygons are not removed
- Polygons with no key names are not removed
- a polygon overlaps a local authority boundary (or any other input data) by up to 5m we will snap this to the boundary.
- Where a polygon has a gap of 5m to a local authority boundary (or any other input data) we will snap this to the boundary.

Please contact spatialhub@improvementservice.org.uk for more details

Conservation Areas and Article 4 Directions

Description

Under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 a local authority may determine which parts of its area are of special architectural or historic interest and may designate these as Conservation Areas. The public will normally be consulted on any proposal to designate conservation areas or to change their boundaries.There are over 600 Conservation Areas in Scotland. Many were designated in the early 1970s, but some have since been re-designated, merged, renamed, given smaller or larger boundaries and new ones have been added. They can cover historic land, battlefields, public parks, designed landscapes or railways but most contain groups of buildings extending over areas of a village, town or city. Further planning controls on development can be made by way of an Article 4 Direction, which may or may not be associated with a Conservation Area.

An Article 4 Direction is not a conservation designation but an additional control within such areas. It is a statement made under The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2011. The Direction, made by a local authority and approved by Scottish Ministers, removes all or some of the permitted development rights on an area.

The effect of a Direction is that planning permission will be required for specific types of development which would otherwise be regarded as 'permitted development', i.e. development that does not require a planning application. Directions can cover a variety of minor works and might include: the replacement of doors and windows, the erection of gates, fences, garages, sheds, porches, storage tanks or the installation of satellite antennae.

This dataset contains Conservation Areas, Conservation Areas with associated Article 4 Directions, Article 4 Directions associated with a Conservation Area, and a small number of discrete Article 4 Direction areas.

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This dataset comprises 1 layer(s):
Conservation Areas - Scotland

This dataset comprises 12 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Conservation Areas - Scotlandlayer_typeType of legislative planning constraintDefined categories:Conservation Area, Article 4 Direction or a combination of these
policy_urlA link to a website with more details about the site and its policyURL must be resolvable
designation_dateThe date on which the area/site was designatedIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
site_refThe site reference identifier as defined by the LACan be text, number or both currently. No standards seem to exist for this as yet
sh_source_idID for each record per Spatial Hub upload. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
geomNoneNone
site_nameThe name of the site as defined by the LAText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor
sh_sourceUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
statusThe status of the siteText description (defined categories would be better in future)
policy_refThe policy reference as assigned by the LAUsually relates to LDP
sh_date_uploadedThe date data was provided to Spatial HubIn format:yyyy-mm-dd

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. It is not currently commercially available.

Conservation Areas and Article 4 Directions data are updated as needed and their last update was on: August 10th 2018

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial Hub. This is an amalgamation of two prior datasets, Conservation Areas and Article 4 Directions, which in many cases overlap equally. These cases are assumed to indicate Conservation Areas with associated Article 4 Directions and the duplicate areas are removed as Article 4 Directions prior to amalgamation of these two datasets.

The following quality assurance checks and corrections are carried out on the data:
- Polygons are not dissolved/ aggregated by key name and local authority.
- The minimum polygon area allowed in the data is 5 square metres
- Checks for invalid geometry types
- The maximum angle for any spikes is 3 degrees
- Any duplicate geometry is removed from the data
- Duplicate key names for polygons are not removed
- Polygons with no key names are not removed
- Checks for basic geometry i.e. self-intersection

Please contact spatialhub@improvementservice.org.uk for more details.

Contaminated Land (Confirmed)

Description

Land is legally defined as 'contaminated' where substances are causing or could cause significant harm to people, property or protected species as well as causing significant pollution to surface waters (for example lakes and rivers) or groundwater.

Land can become contaminated by a variety of substances, from heavy metals to agricultural waste. The environmental, financial and legal implications of this can be substantial.

The management and remediation of contaminated land that, in its current state, is causing or has the potential to cause significant harm or significant pollution of the water environment, is regulated by legislation and underpinned by the core principles of the 'polluter pays' and a 'suitable for use approach'.

Local authorities are the primary regulator for the contaminated land regime (SEPA also has certain responsibilities within the scope of the legislation) to regulate activities and assist in the management and remediation of contaminated land.

The current regulation regarding Contaminated Land is contained within the Environmental Protection Act (1990) known as Part IIA. Part IIA is further established in Scotland by the Contaminated Land (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/178), as amended and the Scottish Government’s Statutory Guidance: Edition 2 provides the detailed framework for the definition, identification and remediation of contaminated land.

THIS SPATIAL DATASET IS ONLY CONFIRMED CONTAMINATED LAND AND DOES NOT INCLUDE POTENTIALLY CONTAMINATED LAND

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This dataset comprises 1 layer(s):
Contaminated Land - Scotland

This dataset comprises 9 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Contaminated Land - Scotlandlocal_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
geomNoneNone
designation_dateThe date on which the area/site was designatedIn format:yyyy-mm-dd
sh_source_idID for each record per Spatial Hub upload. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
urlA website with details about the siteURL must be resolvable
site_nameThe name of the site as defined by each LAText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor
sh_sourceUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
site_refThe site reference identifier as defined by each LACan be text, number or both currently. No standards seem to exist for this as yet
sh_date_uploadedThe date at which data was provided (either as shapefiles upload or WFS feed) to the Spatial HubIn format:yyyy-mm-dd

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. It is not currently commercially available.

Contaminated Land (Confirmed) data are updated as needed and their last update was on: September 6th 2018

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial hub.

The following quality assurance checks and corrections are carried out on the data:
- Polygons are dissolved/ aggregated by key name and local authority.
- The minimum polygon area allows in the data is 5 square meters
- Checks for invalid geometry types
- The maximum angle for any spikes is 3 degrees
- Any duplicate geometry is removed from the data
- Duplicate key names for polygons are not removed
- Polygons with no key names are not removed
- Checks for basic geometry i.e. self-intersection

No errors or issues were found in this dataset.

Core Paths

Description

Every local authority and National Park authority (access authorities) in Scotland is required to draw up a plan for a system of paths (core paths) sufficient for the purpose of giving the public reasonable access throughout their area.

Core paths are paths, waterways or any other means of crossing land to facilitate, promote and manage the exercise of access rights under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003, and are identified as such in access authority core paths plan.

There are, intentionally, no set physical standards for core paths. This means that core paths can physically be anything from a faint line across a field to a fully constructed path, track or pavement. The National Access Forum, Scottish Natural Heritage and Scottish Government are encouraging information to be surveyed and made publicly available, in a nationally-standardised form, so that the public will know what physical type of route they can expect. Government guidance is making core paths the priority for rolling out this national standardised grading system information, which is set out at http://www.pathsforall.org.uk/pfa/creating-paths/path-grading-system.html

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This dataset comprises 1 layer(s):
Core Paths - Scotland

This dataset comprises 12 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Core Paths - ScotlandobstaclesWhether there are obstacles on the path and what type they areText descriptor (currently no standards)
sh_sourceUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
path_codeThe path code as defined by each LACan be text, number or both currently. No standards seem to exist for this as yet
sh_source_idID for each record per Spatial Hub upload. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
sh_date_uploadedDate on which data was loaded to Spatial HubIn format:yyyy-mm-dd
geomNoneNone
path_nameThe path name as defined by each LAText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor
public_noticeWhether there are public notices on the pathText descriptor (currently no standards)
sect_codeThe code for the section of path as defined by each LACan be text, number or both currently. No standards seem to exist for this as yet
gradeThe grade given by an LA to the path/sectionEither text description or a numeric attribute. We will look to try and standardise this in the future
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
public_roadWhether the path follows a public roadText descriptor(currently no standards)

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. It is not currently commercially available.

Core Paths data are updated annually and their last update was on: May 15th 2018

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial hub.

The following quality assurance checks and corrections are carried out on the data:
- Lines are dissolved/ aggregated by key name and local authority.
- The minimum line length allowed in the data is 1 metre
- Checks for invalid geometry types
- The maximum angle for any spikes is 3 degrees
- Any duplicate geometry is removed from the data
- Duplicate key names for lines are not removed
- Lines with no key names are not removed
- Checks for basic geometry i.e. self-intersection
- Where a line overlaps a local authority boundary (or any other input data) it is not altered.
- Where a line has a gap of up to 1m to another line, it is snapped to it.

Please contact spatialhub@improvementservice.org.uk for more details.

Council/Community Asset Register

Description

This dataset is an amalgamation of all Scottish Council Asset Registers.
It also includes data related to the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 and the new duties this places on local authorities.

Part 5: Asset Transfer Requests: Provides community bodies with a right to request to purchase, lease, manage or use land and buildings belonging to local authorities. Local authorities are required to create and maintain a register of land which they will make available to the public.

Part 8: Common Good Property: Places a statutory duty on local authorities to establish and maintain a register of all property held by them for the common good. It also requires local authorities to publish their proposals and consult community bodies before disposing of or changing the use of common good assets.

Part 9: Allotments: It requires local authorities to take reasonable steps to provide allotments if waiting lists exceed certain trigger points and strengthens the protection for allotments. Provisions allow allotments to be 250 square metres in size or a different size that is to be agreed between the person requesting an allotment and the local authority. The Act also requires fair rents to be set and allows tenants to sell surplus produce grown on an allotment (other than with a view to making a profit). There is a requirement for local authorities to develop a food growing strategy for their area, including identifying land that may be used as allotment sites and identifying other areas of land that could be used by a community for the cultivation of vegetables, fruit, herbs or flowers.

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This dataset comprises 1 layer(s):
Council Asset Register - Scotland

This dataset comprises 7 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Council Asset Register - Scotlandsite_refThe site reference identifier as defined by the LACan be text, number or both currently. No standards seem to exist for this as yet
addressThe address of the council asset as defined by the LAPreferably the same as the One Scotland Gazetteer
geomNoneNone
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
sh_date_uploadedDate at which the data was provided to the Spatial HubIn format:yyyy-mm-dd
typeThe type of asset as defined by the LANo standardised categories as yet
uprnThe Unique Property Reference Number for the address of the Council/Community asset as defined by the LA8, 9 or 12 digit number as defined by the LA

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. It is not currently commercially available.

Council/Community Asset Register data are updated annually and their last update was on: August 8th 2018

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial hub. For more information visit www.spatialhub.scot.

Culverts

Description

Scottish legislation (Section 17) of the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009 dictates that records of culverts must be created and maintained. Specifically:

(1) Every local authority must prepare a map which shows (or more than one map which, taken together, show) relevant bodies of water and sustainable urban drainage systems in its area.

(2) Each map must—

(a) be prepared by such date as the Scottish Ministers may direct,

(b) be prepared at a scale that the authority considers most appropriate, and

(c) contain such information and be in such form as the Scottish Ministers may specify in regulations.

(3) A local authority must, from time to time, review and where appropriate update the map (or maps) prepared for its area under subsection (1).

(4) A local authority must make available for public inspection the map (or maps) prepared under this section for the time being applicable to its area.

(5) In this section and section 18— “relevant body of water”—

(a) means—

(i) a body of surface water other than a stretch of coastal water, or

(ii) a body of underground water forming part of a watercourse (but not including a watercourse which is wholly underground), but

(b) does not include sewers and drains which drain into sewers, “sustainable urban drainage system” has the meaning given in section 59(1) of the Sewerage (Scotland) Act 1968 (c.47).

Most Local Authorities have contributed (natural) culvert data to the new OS MasterMap Water Network Layer either through providing data to the Scottish Government or through the James Hutton Institute. As this data is now live, a mechanism for managing/maintaining/updating this data needs to be put in place. SCOTS (Society of Chief Officers for Transportation in Scotland) have approved for this dataset to be managed by the Spatial Hub and any amended data can be uploaded (and potentially downloaded)  before being shared with OSMA members and the OS.

We have initially created a point and line data layer representing the data we have been sent by some local authorities. However, we really need line data in order for it to be merged into the OS water network culvert data in due course.

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This dataset comprises 2 layer(s):
Culverts lines - Scotland
Culverts points - Scotland

This dataset comprises 18 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Culverts clvtlin - Scotlandlocal_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
diameterDiameter of the featureText string
sh_date_uploadedDate at which data was provided (either as shapefiles upload or WFS feed) to the spatial hubIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
refThe reference code for the site as defined by the LACan be text, number or both currently. No standards seem to exist for this as yet
geomNoneNone
materialMaterial the feature is constructed fromText string
typeType of featureText string
last_inspection_dateDate at which feature was last inspectedIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
sh_source_idID for each record per Spatial Hub upload.Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
Culverts clvtpnt - ScotlandmaterialMaterial the feature is constructed fromText string
geomNoneNone
diameterDiameter of the featureText string
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
sh_date_uploadedDate at which data was provided (either as shapefiles upload or WFS feed) to the spatial hubIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
last_inspection_dateDate at which feature was last inspectedShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
refThe reference for the site as defined by the LACan be text, number or both currently. No standards seem to exist for this as yet
typeType of featureText string
sh_source_idID for each record per Spatial Hub upload.Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. It is not currently commercially available.

Culverts data are updated annually and their last update was on: August 8th 2018

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial hub.

The following quality assurance checks and corrections are carried out on the data:
- Polygons are not dissolved/ aggregated by key name and local authority.
- The minimum polygon area allows in the data is 1 square metres
- Checks for invalid geometry types
- The maximum angle for any spikes is 3 degrees
- Any duplicate geometry is removed from the data
- Duplicate key names for polygons are not removed
- Polygons with no key names are not removed
- Checks for basic geometry and self-intersection

Please contact spatialhub@improvementservice.org.uk for more details.

Cycling Network

Description

Many local authorities capture details of the cycle network within their jurisdiction. These maybe lanes along roads or segregated paths away from vehicles. This dataset attempts to pull these together into a national network.

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This dataset comprises 1 layer(s):
Cycling Network - Scotland

This dataset comprises 11 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Cycling Network - Scotlandsh_source_idID for each record per Spatial Hub upload. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
streetThe name of the street that the feature representsText or alpha/ numeric name with capital letters for each word
sh_date_uploadedDate at which data was provided (either as shapefiles upload or WFS feed) to the Spatial HubIn format:yyyy-mm-dd
sh_sourceUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
route_idThe route ID given to the feature by the LAText field
typeType of cycle network featureLane, path etc
surfaceType of surface on cycle featureNone
feature_idA unique ID given to the feature by the LAText field
geomNoneNone
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
trafficWhether the cycle feature has traffic running along itY or N

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. It is not currently commercially available.

Cycling Network data are updated annually and their last update was on: August 10th 2018

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial hub.

The following quality assurance checks and corrections are carried out on the data:
- Lines are dissolved/ aggregated by key name and local authority.
- The minimum line length allowed in the data is 1 metre
- Checks for invalid geometry types
- The maximum angle for any spikes is 3 degrees
- Any duplicate geometry is removed from the data
- Duplicate key names for lines are not removed
- Lines with no key names are not removed
- Checks for basic geometry i.e. self-intersection
- Where a line overlaps a local authority boundary (or any other input data) it is not altered.
- Where a line has a gap of up to 1m to another line, it is snapped to it.

Please contact spatialhub@improvementservice.org.uk for more details.

Employment Land Supply

Description

Scottish Planning Policy sets out the Scottish Government's policies in relation to economic development in Scotland. An Employment Land Audit is produced to monitor the supply, take up and status of employment land in line with National Guidance. The audit assesses the range and choice of marketable sites and locations for businesses with a variety of size and quality requirements. The audit identifies the availability and constraints of employment land sites within the local authority.

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Employment Land Supply - Scotland

This dataset comprises 13 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Employment Land Supply - ScotlanduprnThe Unique Property Reference Number for the site12, 9 or 8 digit number as defined by the LA
useThe intended use of the siteCan be text string or numeric code
site_addressThe address or location of the site as defined by the LAPreferably the same as the One Scotland Gazetteer
area_haArea of the site in hectaresNumeric to two decimal places
sh_date_uploadedDate on which data was provided to the Spatial HubIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
local_authorityThe council that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
ldp_refThe reference for the Local Development PlanWill be a unique format for each council. Standards may be required in the future
geomNoneNone
urlThe website url for a webpage with more detailURL must be resolvable
sh_source_idNoneNone
typeThe current or previous type of siteText string
site_refThe reference code for the site as defined by the LACan be text, number or both currently. No standards seem to exist for this as yet
sh_sourceNoneNone

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. It is not currently commercially available.

Employment Land Supply data are updated annually and their last update was on: August 10th 2018

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial hub.

The following quality assurance checks and corrections are carried out on the data:
- Polygons are not dissolved/ aggregated by key name and local authority
- The minimum polygon area allowed in the data is 25 square metres
- Checks for invalid geometry types
- The maximum angle for any spikes is 3 degrees
- Any duplicate geometry is removed from the data
- Duplicate key names for polygons are not removed
- Polygons with no key names are not removed
- Checks for basic geometry i.e. self-intersection

Please contact spatialhub@improvementservice.org.uk for more details.

Green Belts

Description

A council development plan may designate a green belt around a city or town to support the spatial strategy by:
- directing development to the most appropriate locations and supporting regeneration;
- protecting and enhancing the character, landscape setting and identity of the settlement; and
- protecting and providing access to open space.

This dataset has been developed as a polygon layer.

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Green Belts - Scotland

This dataset comprises 9 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Green Belts - Scotlandsh_sourceUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
site_nameThe name of the site as defined by each LAText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor
policy_refThe policy reference as assigned by the LAAlpha/ numeric usually
geomNoneNone
urlWebsite link with more detailsMust be resolvable
policyThe name of the policy that led to the feature creationText name
sh_source_idID for each record per Spatial Hub upload.Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
sh_date_uploadedDate at which data was provided (either as shapefiles upload or WFS feed) to the spatial hubIn format:yyyy-mm-dd
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. It is not currently commercially available.

Green Belts data are updated annually and their last update was on: August 10th 2018

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial hub.

The following quality assurance checks and corrections are carried out on the data:
- Polygons are not dissolved/ aggregated by key name and local authority.
- The minimum polygon area allowed in the data is 100 square metres
- Checks for invalid geometry types
- The maximum angle for any spikes is 3 degrees
- Any duplicate geometry is removed from the data

Please contact spatialhub@improvementservice.org.uk for more details.

Gritting Routes

Description

Each local authority creates gritting routes and regimes to keep their most important roads (and in some cases footpaths) and networks clear come bad winter weather. Most LAs create this as a line dataset. So the national dataset is a line format dataset. Some LAs collect this data as a polygon dataset. We are working with them to convert this into line formats in the future.

We have removed trunk roads that are cleared by private companies e.g BEAR and AMEY from this dataset for the time being as they aren't currently under the LA gritting route regime.

Eventually, the Street Gazetteer will enable us to identify these routes more accurately and coherently.

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Gritting Routes - Scotland

This dataset comprises 13 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Gritting Routes - ScotlandusrnThe Unique Street Reference Number as it appears in the national Street Gazetteer8-digit numeric
taskThe task to be carried out under this regime on this featureText description
priorityThe gritting priority of the featureText or numeric description
sh_date_uploadedDate at which data was provided (either as shapefiles upload or WFS feed) to the Spatial HubIn format:yyyy-mm-dd
streetThe name of the street that the feature representsText or alpha/ numeric name with capital letters for each word
esu_idThe Elementary Street Unit ID, which represents a specific segment of a road and comes from the national Street Gazetteer5-digit numeric
sh_sourceUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
feature_idAn ID assigned to the feature by LAAlphanumeric
route_idA route ID assigned by the LAAlphanumeric
sh_source_idID for each record per Spatial Hub upload. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
urlA website on which further information can be foundMust be resolvable
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
geomNoneNone

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. It is not currently commercially available.

Gritting Routes data are updated annually and their last update was on:

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial hub.

The following quality assurance checks and corrections are carried out on the data:
- Lines are dissolved/ aggregated by key name and local authority.
- Checks for invalid geometry types
- The maximum angle for any spikes is 3 degrees
- Any duplicate geometry is removed from the data
- Duplicate key names for lines are not removed
- Lines with no key names are not removed
- Checks for basic geometry i.e. self-intersection
- Where a line overlaps a local authority boundary (or any other input data) it is not altered.

Please contact spatialhub@improvementservice.org.uk for more details.

Historic Environment Records

Description

HERs (Historic Environment Records) developed out of SMRs (Sites and Monuments Records). SMRs were established from the 1960s onwards in response to the loss of the archaeological resource through urban and rural development. From their original remit of recording archaeological sites, they have been developed to encompass a wide range of information about the historic environment which has been reflected in the change of name from SMR to HER. Today they provide a unique information resource, forming the basis for sustainable conservation and playing an important role in informing public understanding and enjoyment of the local historic environment.
The historic environment includes all aspects of our surroundings that have been built, formed or influenced by human activities from earliest to most recent times. A Historic Environment Record stores and provides access to systematically organised information about these surroundings in a given area. It is maintained and updated for public benefit in accordance with national and international standards and guidance. An HER makes information accessible to all in order to:
- advance knowledge and understanding of the historic environment;
- inform its care and conservation;
- inform public policies and decision-making on land-use planning and management;
- contribute to environmental improvement and economic regeneration;
- contribute to education and social inclusion;
- encourage participation in the exploration, appreciation and enjoyment of the historic environment.

Local authorities and most National Park authorities maintain records of the archaeological, built and natural environment. However, many services group together to form archaeological services to collate their standardised records. Specialist staff are employed to curate these records and also to provide specialist advice for land-use planning and public information services.

This dataset has two distinct data layers:
- Historic Environment Sites (including Known Site Extents and Areas of Archaeological Interest) - a polygon dataset
- Historic Environment Events (also known as interventions) - a polygon dataset.

Where only points or lines have been provided these have been buffered by 10m to create representative polygons.

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This dataset comprises 2 layer(s):
Historic Environment Records: Sites - Scotland
Historic Environment Records: Events - Scotland

This dataset comprises 48 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Historic Environment Records: Events - ScotlandtypeThe TYPE field is the second tier thesaurus term.None
polytypeWhere multiple polygon classes are used together this field clarifies the polygon class consultedNone
sh_source_idID for each record per Spatial Hub upload.Used for reporting any issues back to LANone
classThe CLASS field is the top level thesaurus term. Ideally, the data should be sourced from a Monuments Thesaurus.None
compdateThe date the polygon is processed. This may also be the date the polygon was created but if this is not known, it is not essential.None
contactThis field provides the user with guidance on who to contact for more information. The default value should be the local authority archaeological service.The default value should be the local authority archaeological service.
numlinkThis field is essential to enable the area data to be linked to more detailed data in the Canmore database.None
bufferBuffer distance used for the featureNone
ev_nameThe name given to the eventNone
fidThe field identified is created automatically and is unique within each dataset. It is a function of each dataset and should not be used as a UIDNone
xThis field should contain a 6 or 7 figure grid reference based on the Ordnance Survey OSGB36 datum. None
event_idUnique Event reference number. This field enables the polygon to be linked to more detailed information held elsewhere. Alphanumeric
sh_sourceUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LANone
sourceThe source, map, chart, aerial image or document used to define a polygonNone
notesFree text notes.(Note: Limited to 254 in GIS download format.)None
sh_date_uploadedDate on which the data was provided to the Spatial HubNone
accuracyThis field gives the user information on how confident they can be in the accuracy of the polygon. The field is linked to the accuracy of the source data.None
urlWhere the event record is available online, the link should be embeddedMust be resolvable
c_scaleThe scale that the polygon was captured at in the GISNone
updateDate of last edit of polygon. Knowing the date of update enables different parties to be sure they are using the same information.None
yThis field should contain a 6 or 7 figure grid reference based on the Ordnance Survey OSGB36 datum.None
geomNoneNone
statusThis field provides the user with a guide to the status of the polygon they are consulting.None
data_custodianThe organisation that provided the dataNone
Historic Environment Records: Sites - ScotlandnumlinkThis field is essential to enable the area data to be linked to more detailed data in the Canmore database.None
updateDate of last edit of polygon. Knowing the date of update enables different parties to be sure they are using the same information.None
fidThe project ID guarantees every record is unique. It is created automatically and allows data created in different locations to be combined without fear of data from one source overwriting another.None
typeThe TYPE field is the second tier thesaurus term. (Actually, this should state the narrowest term)None
sh_sourceUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LANone
classThe CLASS field is the top level thesaurus term. Ideally, the data should be sourced from a Monuments Thesaurus.None
accuracyThis field gives the user information on how confident they can be in the accuracy of the polygon. The field is linked to the accuracy of the source data. For instance, an area polygon created using survey equipment in the field is more accurate than a polygon created from 19th century 1st edition Ordnance Survey mappingNone
sh_date_uploadedDate on which the data was provided to the Spatial HubNone
statusThis field provides the user with a guide to the status of the polygon they are consulting. For instance, a user is likely to be more cautious of a polygon with the status, ?Some or all of this area is a Scheduled Monument? compared to one with the status, Area of historic environment interest: This area has been identified as likely to contain evidence or objects relevant to the historic environment.None
sh_source_idID for each record per Spatial Hub upload.Used for reporting any issues back to LANone
sourceThis field gives the user information on what source was used to create the polygon.None
polytypeThe field differentiates between data where the shape of the polygon is meaningful and data where the form of the polygon is an arbitrary shape to enable data discovery. FORM or DISCOVERYNone
c_scaleThe scale that the polygon was captured at in the GISNone
geomNoneNone
data_custodianthe organisation that provided the dataNone
contactThe entity responsible for providing more info about the feature upon requestNone
bufferThis field details the size of any buffer included in a polygon. The field should contain a number in metres or the word BESPOKE capitalised where a buffer of varying width has been used. If no buffer has been used, ?0? should be entered as the default entry.None
notesFree text notes (Note: Limited to 254 in shape file download format.) (Note2: May be unlimited MEMO field if data is stored in a database. This will be truncated to 254 if the data is exported in a download format. If this is the case it is important to make sure key notes are stored in the first 254 characters of this field or the notes state: Long note: Please consult if truncated?None
xThis filed should contain a six-figure grid reference based on the Ordnance Survey OSGB36 datum. The coordinate entered should be a single location that best locates the record. The point location should sit within the area polygon.None
yThis field should contain a six-figure grid reference based on the Ordnance Survey OSGB36 datum. The coordinate entered should be a single location that best locates the record. The point location should sit within the area polygon. Note: Due to the length of Britain some six-figure grid references are seven figures long in the Y axisNone
record_idAn ID provided for the siteNone
site_nameThe name given to the siteNone
compdateThe date the polygon is processed. This may also be the date the polygon was created but if this is not known, it is not essential.None
urlWhere the LA record is available online, the link should be embedded.None

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. It is not currently commercially available.

Historic Environment Records data are updated as needed and their last update was on: August 10th 2018

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial hub.

The following quality assurance checks and corrections are carried out on the data:
- Polygons are not dissolved/ aggregated by key name and local authority.
- No minimum area check is made (as some sites are very small or indicative)
- Checks for invalid geometry types
- The maximum angle for any spikes is 3 degrees
- Any duplicate geometry is removed from the data
- Duplicate key names for polygons are not removed
- Polygons with no key names are not removed
- Checks for basic geometry i.e. self-intersection

Please contact spatialhub@improvementservice.org.uk for more details.

Housing Land Supply

Description

Local authorities are required to conduct an annual survey of the housing land supply, 'the Housing Land Audit', to determine completions within the timeframe and update forecasts of the housing land supply. This, in turn, helps inform land releases within the Local Development Plan process. A five-year effective housing land supply is required at all times.

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This dataset comprises 1 layer(s):
Housing Land Supply - Scotland

This dataset comprises 18 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Housing Land Supply - Scotlandplanning_referencePlanning application referenceAlpha numericfield
geomNoneNone
current_yearCurrent housing land audit yearThis should be a calendar year. Currently this may not be consistent across all councils.
developerDeveloper responsible for siteText field
site_referenceThe site reference as defined by the LA (not standard)Can be text, number or both currently. No standards seem to exist for this as yet
first_yearYear of first completions or first year in the housing land supplyThis should be a calendar year
tenure_typeTenure type description (private, affordable)This is not yet consistent across all data suppliers
detailsMiscellaneous detailsFree text
brown_greenfieldBrownfield or Greenfieldmapped from various categorisations to brownfield or greenfield
sh_date_uploadedDate on which data was uploaded to the spatial hubIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
site_sizeSite size in hectaresTo two decimal places - sites expressed in sqm are converted to Ha
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in thelocal authoritysctregister
ldp_referenceLocal development plan referenceAlpha numeric field
site_capacityTotal capacity of the site in unitsNumerical value
dwelling_typeType of dwellings - houses or flatsCurrent approach with supplied data is not consistent - site may be specified as houses or flats etc or expressed as number of units under two separate attributes for houses or flats in source datasets
effective_noneffectiveSite is either effective (currently capable of development) or non-effective (not currently capable of development)Should be Effective or Non-effective
completionsCompletions (houses built) to dateNumerical value
remainingNumber of units remaining versus site capacity and completionsNumerical value

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. It is not currently commercially available.

Housing Land Supply data are updated annually and their last update was on: January 31st 2018

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial hub.

The following quality assurance checks and corrections are carried out on the data:
- Polygons are dissolved/ aggregated by key name and local authority.
- The minimum polygon area allowed in the data is 5 square metres
- Checks for invalid geometry types
- The maximum angle for any spikes is 3 degrees
- Any duplicate geometry is removed from the data
- Duplicate key names for polygons are not removed
- Polygons with no key names are not removed
- Checks for basic geometry i.e. self-intersection

Please contact spatialhub@improvementservice.org.uk for more details.

Libraries

Description

Each Local Authority should have a list of libraries within their Council area. These may be static i.e. located in one building all of the time, or mobile i.e. they are in vehicles that attend a set location on a specific day at a certain time. This data may also be collected as part of other datasets (e.g. Council Asset Register) though Local Authorities do appear to hold it as a distinct layer.

Further information on Libraries in Scotland (inc. non-LA libraries) is available from The Scottish Library and Information Council (https://scottishlibraries.org/)

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This dataset comprises 2 layer(s):
Libraries - Scotland
Libraries Mobile - Scotland

This dataset comprises 24 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Libraries - Scotlandlibrary_nameThe name of the library as defined by each LAText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor
uprnThe Unique Property Reference Number of the address8, 9 or 12 digit number as defined by the local authority
sh_sourceUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
sh_date_uploadedThe date data was provided to Spatial HubIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
opening_hoursThe opening hours of the libraryText descriptor (currently no standards)
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
addressThe address of the libraryPreferably the same as the One Scotland Gazetteer
sh_source_idID for each record per Spatial Hub upload. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
facilitiesThe facilities available at the libraryText descriptor (currently no standards)
gidA unique ID for each feature created by ISAuto-generated unique number beginning 1,2,3,4 etc etc
geomNoneNone
urlThe website addressMust be resolvable
Libraries Mobile - ScotlandgeomNoneNone
opening_hoursThe opening hours of the libraryText descriptor (currently no standards)
sh_source_idID for each record per Spatial Hub upload. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
library_nameThe name of the library as defined by each LAText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
sh_sourceUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
addressThe address of the libraryPreferably the same as the One Scotland Gazetteer
facilitiesThe facilities available at the libraryText descriptor (currently no standards)
uprnThe Unique Property Reference Number of the address8, 9 or 12 digit number as defined by the local authority
urlThe website addressMust be resolvable
sh_date_uploadedThe date data was provided to Spatial HubIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
gidA unique ID for each feature created by ISAuto-generated unique number beginning 1,2,3,4 etc etc

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. It is not currently commercially available.

Libraries data are updated annually and their last update was on:

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial hub.

Please contact spatialhub@improvementservice.org.uk for more details.

Local Landscape Areas

Description

There are many areas where the scenery is highly valued locally and local authorities often give these landscapes a local designation. This is to ensure that the landscape is not damaged by inappropriate development, and in some cases encourage positive landscape management. These designations play an important role in developing an awareness of the landscape qualities that make particular areas distinctive and promote a community's sense of pride in their surroundings.

The names used for such Local Landscape Areas currently vary from one local authority to another. For example, they are termed 'Areas of Great Landscape Value' in Moray, 'Special Landscape Areas' in Dumfries and Galloway, and 'Sensitive Landscape Character Areas' in Ayrshire. Guidance published by Scottish Natural Heritage and Historic Scotland (see below) suggests the name be standardised to Local Landscape Areas (LLA) now. LLAs complement the National Scenic Area designation, which identifies those landscapes that are seen as nationally important owing to their unsurpassed scenery.
http://www.snh.gov.uk/protecting-scotlands-nature/protected-areas/local-designations/local-landscape-areas/

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This dataset comprises 1 layer(s):
Local Landscape Areas - Scotland

This dataset comprises 9 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Local Landscape Areas - Scotlandsh_source_idID for each record per Spatial Hub upload. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
geomNoneNone
policy_refA policy reference supplied by some LAsUsually relates to LDP
urlWebsite with further details about site or policyURL must be resolvable
categoryA category type defined by the LAPicked from LA-defined key word list
sh_sourceUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
sh_date_uploadedDate at which the data was provided to the spatial hubIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
site_nameThe name of the site as defined by each LACan be text, number or both currently. No standards seem to exist for this as yet

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. It is not currently commercially available.

Local Landscape Areas data are updated as needed and their last update was on: August 10th 2018

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial hub.

The following quality assurance checks and corrections are carried out on the data:
- Polygons are dissolved/ aggregated by key name and local authority.
- The minimum polygon area allows in the data is 25 square meters
- Checks for invalid geometry types
- The maximum angle for any spikes is 3 degrees
- Any duplicate geometry is removed from the data
- Polygons with no key names are not removed
- Checks for basic geometry i.e. self-intersection

Please contact spatialhub@improvementservice.org.uk for more details.

Local Nature Conservation Sites

Description

Local nature conservation sites (LNCS) is a non-statutory designation given by local authorities to areas of locally important nature and landscapes. Scottish Natural Heritage, on behalf of the Local Nature Conservation Sites Working Group, published guidance (http://www.snh.gov.uk/protecting-scotlands-nature/protected-areas/local-designations/local-nature-conservation/) for local authorities on the establishment and management of LNCS systems in Scotland.

One of the LNCS working group's recommendations was that all local authorities should adopt the LNCS name in place of the many different local names. However, many councils still use alternative names for these sites such as Local Biodiversity Sites, Local Wildlife Sites, Local Geodiversity Sites and Sites of Interest for Nature Conservation. We have merged these all into this national dataset.

Several LAs are still to confirm and digitise their LNCSs.

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This dataset comprises 1 layer(s):
Local Nature Conservation Sites - Scotland

This dataset comprises 12 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Local Nature Conservation Sites - ScotlandpolicyPolicy related to siteUsually relates to the LDP
sh_source_idID for each record per Spatial Hub upload. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
site_nameThe name of the site as defined by each LAText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor
sh_date_uploadedDate when data was provided to Spatial HubIn format:yyyy-mm-dd
habitatType of habitat found on the siteText description
policy_urlWebsite with details about policyURL must be resolvable
typeType of LNCs sitebiodiversity, geodiversity, local wildlife site
site_refID for site as defined by LACan be text, number or both currently. No standards seem to exist for this as yet
geomNoneNone
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
designation_dateDate site was designatedIn format:yyyy-mm-dd
sh_sourceUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. It is not currently commercially available.

Local Nature Conservation Sites data are updated as needed and their last update was on: August 10th 2018

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial hub.

The following quality assurance checks and corrections are carried out on the data:
- Polygons are dissolved/ aggregated by key name and local authority.
- The minimum polygon area allowed in the data is 25 square meters
- Checks for invalid geometry types
- The maximum angle for any spikes is 3 degrees
- Any duplicate geometry is removed from the data
- Polygons with no key names are not removed

Please contact spatialhub@improvementservice.org.uk for more details.

Local Nature Reserves

Description

Local nature reserves are areas of (at least) locally important natural heritage, designated and managed by local authorities to give people better opportunities to learn about and enjoy nature close to where they live. They are found across the country, but generally close to towns and cities.
More details are available here: http://www.snh.gov.uk/protecting-scotlands-nature/protected-areas/local-designations/lnr/

Where we have not been supplied with data by local authorities we are extracting it from a previously produced SNH national dataset.

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Local Nature Reserves - Scotland

This dataset comprises 11 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Local Nature Reserves - Scotlandsh_sourceUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
site_nameThe name of the site as defined by each LAText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor
designation_dateThe date that the area/site was designatedIn format:yyyy-mm-dd
habitatThe type of habitat on the siteText description
policy_urlA website with details about the policyURL must be resolvable
geomNoneNone
pa_codeThe Protected Area code allocated to the site by SNH4-digit numeric
policy_refThe policy associated with the siteUsually relates to the LDP
sh_source_idID for each record per Spatial Hub upload. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
sh_date_uploadedDate at which data was provided (either as shapefiles upload or WFS feed) to the spatial hubIn format:yyyy-mm-dd
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. It is not currently commercially available.

Local Nature Reserves data are updated as needed and their last update was on: August 10th 2018

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial hub.

The following quality assurance checks and corrections are carried out on the data:
- Polygons are dissolved/ aggregated by key name and local authority.
- The minimum polygon area allows in the data is 25 square meters
- Checks for invalid geometry types
- The maximum angle for any spikes is 3 degrees
- Any duplicate geometry is removed from the data
- Polygons with no key names are not removed
- Checks for basic geometry i.e. self-intersection

Please contact spatialhub@improvementservice.org.uk for more details.

Planning Applications

Description

Development management is the name given to the process of deciding planning applications and various other associated activities including enforcement of planning controls. For the purposes of planning applications, development in Scotland is put into one of three categories – local, major or national. The different categories mean that applications are treated in a way which is suited to the size and complexity of the proposed development and the issues they are likely to raise. Most applications will be for local developments. Major developments include applications for 50 or more homes, certain waste, water, transport and energy-related developments, and larger retail developments. National developments are specific projects which have been identified in the National Planning Framework because of their national importance. Scottish Ministers become involved in a small minority of cases, but only do so where it involves a matter of genuine national interest.

This dataset consists of 3 separate layers:

1. Planning Applications - Weekly Lists (Points):  A point layer showing an amalgamation of the current year's weekly lists for all Scottish planning authorities in terms of applications registered and/or decided by a planning authority. This should be a complete dataset across Scotland using X/Y co-ordinates, UPRN or postcode as corresponding geometry. This is categorised by application status, planning authority and date of weekly list.
2. Planning Applications - Weekly Lists (Polygons): A polygon layer showing an amalgamation of the current year's weekly lists for most Scottish planning authorities in terms of applications registered and/or decided by a planning authority. This is only for authorities that publish site boundary mapping data online. This is categorised by application status, planning authority and date of weekly list.
3. Planning Applications (1996 - 2017): A polygon layer showing all previous year's planning applications with summary details for most Scottish planning authorities. This is only for authorities that publish site boundary mapping data online and is not complete across Scotland.

This data is collected and published weekly (for weekly lists) and this metadata record is updated monthly.

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This dataset comprises 3 layer(s):
Planning Applications - 1996-2017
Planning Applications - Weekly Lists (Points)
Planning Applications - Weekly Lists (Polygons)

This dataset comprises 41 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Planning Applications - 1996-2017_timestampThe timestamp the application was collectedNone
referenceThe reference number of the planning application allocated by the planning authorityAlpha/numeric
dates_urlThe url to access date information of the planning applicationMust be resolvable
geomNoneNone
details_urlThe url to access detailed information of the planning applicationMust be resolvable
summary_urlThe url to access summary information of the planning applicationMust be resolvable
yearThe Calendar year the application was receivedIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
proposalThe descriptive text of the planning applicationText descriptor (currently no standards)
addressThe address of the planning applicationPreferably the same as the One Scotland Gazetteer
consultation_urlThe url to access consultation information of the planning applicationMust be resolvable
date_validatedThe date the planning application was validated by the planning authorityIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
keyvalThe casework management system generated reference number for the planning applicationAlpha numeric field
local_authorityThe name of the planning authorityShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
Planning Applications - Weekly Lists (Points)validatedThe date the planning application was validated by the planning authorityIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
refnoThe reference number of the planning application allocated by the planning authorityAlpha/numeric
application_urlThe url to access further details of the planning application (inc. documentation)Must be resolvable
decidedThe date the planning application was decided by the planning authorityIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
weekly_list_dateThe date of the weekly listIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
geomNoneNone
proposalThe descriptive text of the planning applicationText descriptor (currently no standards)
statusThe status of the planning applicationText descriptor (currently no standards)
keyvalThe casework management system generated reference number for the planning applicationAlpha/numeric
addressThe address of the planning applicationPreferably the same as the One Scotland Gazetteer
uprnThe Unique Property Reference Number for the address of the Planning Applications as defined by the LA8, 9 or 12 digit number as defined by the LA
receivedThe date the planning application was received by the planning authority In format: yyyy-mm-dd
planning_authorityThe name of the planning authorityShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
weekly_list_typeThe type of application from the weekly listText descriptor (currently no standards)
Planning Applications - Weekly Lists (Polygons)application_urlThe url to access further details of the planning application (inc. documentation)Must be resolvable
statusThe status of the planning applicationText descriptor (currently no standards)
weekly_list_typeThe type of application from the weekly listText descriptor (currently no standards)
decidedThe date the planning application was decided by the planning authorityIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
geomNoneNone
refnoThe reference number of the planning application allocated by the planning authorityAlpha/numeric
keyvalThe casework management system generated reference number for the planning applicationAlpha/numeric
planning_authorityThe name of the planning authorityShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
validatedThe date the planning application was validated by the planning authorityIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
weekly_list_dateThe date of the weekly listIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
receivedThe date the planning application was received by the planning authorityIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
proposalThe descriptive text of the planning applicationText descriptor (currently no standards)
addressThe address of the planning applicationPreferably the same as the One Scotland Gazetteer
uprnThe Unique Property Reference Number for the address of the Planning Applications as defined by the LA8, 9 or 12 digit number as defined by the LA

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. It is not currently commercially available.

Planning Applications data are updated weekly and their last update was on: September 24th 2018

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial hub. For more information visit www.spatialhub.scot.

Polling Districts

Description

A ‘polling district’ is a geographical subdivision of an electoral area such as an electoral Ward within which a polling place is designated.

The Representation of the People Act 1983 places a duty on LA to divide the local authority area into polling districts based on ward boundaries, and to designate a polling place for each district. LAs also have a duty to keep these polling arrangements under review. The Electoral Administration Act 2006 introduced amendments to the 1983 Act (which in turn has been superseded by The Electoral Administration Act 2013). Now local authorities must conduct a full review (with public consultation) of its polling districts and polling places every four years, however adjustments to the boundaries of polling districts and the designation of polling places within LA wards can be proposed at any time in response to changes in ward boundaries or to the availability of premises that can be reasonably designated as polling places.

The Fifth Review of Electoral Arrangements concluded in May 2016 when the LGBCS made recommendations to Scottish Ministers for the number of Councillors and the electoral ward boundaries in each of Scotland's 32 local authorities. The review recommended changes in 30 LA areas of which all but 5 were accepted and came into force on 30th Sept 2016. As a result, ward boundaries (and therefore polling districts and possibly polling places) were changed after this date in time for the May 2017 elections.

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This dataset comprises 1 layer(s):
Polling Districts - Scotland

This dataset comprises 6 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Polling Districts - Scotlanddistrict_nameThe name defined by the LA for the polling districtText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
geomNoneNone
sh_date_uploadedDate on which data was provided to the spatial hubIn format:yyyy-mm-dd
district_codeThe code provided by the LA for the polling districtAlpha numeric code - not standardised as yet
polling_placeThe polling place for this polling districtText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor

Open Government Licence:http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/

Polling Districts data are updated as needed and their last update was on: May 26th 2017

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial hub.

The following quality assurance checks and corrections are carried out on the data:
Polygons are dissolved/ aggregated by key name and local authority.
The minimum polygon area allows in the data is 100 square meters.
Checks for invalid geometry types.
The maximum angle for any spikes is 3 degrees.
Any duplicate geometry is removed from the data.
Duplicate key names for polygons are not removed.
Polygons with no key names are not removed.
a polygon overlaps a local authority boundary (or any other input data) by up to 5m we will snap this to the boundary.
Where a polygon has a gap of 5m to a local authority boundary (or any other input data) we will snap this to the boundary.

All corrections and issues are captured and communicated via Quality Assurance report maps. Please contact spatialhub@improvementservice.org.uk for more details

Polling Places

Description

A ‘polling place’ is defined as the building or area in which a polling station will be located. A ‘polling station’ is the room or area within the polling place where voting takes place. Unlike polling districts and polling places which are fixed by the local authority, polling stations are chosen by the (Acting) Returning Officer for the election.

The Representation of the People Act 1983 places a duty on LA to divide the local authority area into polling districts based on ward boundaries, and to designate a polling place for each district. LAs also have a duty to keep these polling arrangements under review. The Electoral Administration Act 2006 introduced amendments to the 1983 Act (which in turn has been superseded by The Electoral Administration Act 2013). Now local authorities must conduct a full review (with public consultation) of its polling districts and polling places every four years, however adjustments to the boundaries of polling districts and the designation of polling places within LA wards can be proposed at any time in response to changes in ward boundaries or to the availability of premises that can be reasonably designated as polling places.

The Fifth Review of Electoral Arrangements concluded in May 2016 when the LGBCS made recommendations to Scottish Ministers for the number of Councillors and the electoral ward boundaries in each of Scotland's 32 local authorities. The review recommended changes in 30 LA areas of which all but 5 were accepted and came into force on 30th Sept 2016. As a result, ward boundaries (and therefore polling districts and possibly polling places) were changed after this date in time for the May 2017 elections.

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This dataset comprises 1 layer(s):
Polling Places - Scotland

This dataset comprises 6 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Polling Places - Scotlanddistrict_nameThe name of the polling district as defined by the LAText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor
polling_placeThe name of the polling place as defined by the LAText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
geomNoneNone
sh_date_uploadedDate on which data was provided to the Spatial HubIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
district_codeThe district code as defined by the LAAlpha numeric code - not standardised as yet

Open Government Licence:http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/

Polling Places data are updated as needed and their last update was on: May 26th 2017

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial hub.
The following quality assurance checks and corrections are carried out on the data:
checks for missing district_code.
checks for duplicate district_code.
checks for no match with district dataset.
checks for missing polling_place attribute.
checks whether points falls outside local authority boundary.
checks whether place feature is not a point format and corrects to centroids where necessary.

All corrections and issues are captured and communicated via Quality Assurance report maps. Please contact spatialhub@improvementservice.org.uk for more details.

Recycling and Waste Facilities

Description

Most councils will keep a record of their recycling and waste management facilities. Therefore we have tried to compile these into consistent national layers.

Currently, we publish two layers:
- Recycling Places (including locations of bins and centres) - a point layer (any provided polygons will have a centroid created)
- Waste Management (including transfer centres and current/ historic landfill sites) - a polygon layer (any points will be buffered by 20m)

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This dataset comprises 2 layer(s):
Recycling And Waste Facilities Waste Management - Scotland
Recycling and Waste Facilities Recyling Points - Scotland

This dataset comprises 24 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Recycling And Waste Facilities Waste Management - Scotlandclosure_dateDate of closure of the site (where applicable)In format: yyyy-mm-dd
sh_date_uploadedDate data was provided to the spatial hubIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
site_refA unique ID assigned to the feature by the LAUsually numeric
gidA unique ID for each feature created by the Spatial HubAuto-generated unique number beginning 1,2,3,4 etc etc
statusStatus of the facilityText string
addressAn address for the featureConcatenated from several fields where necessary. Should come from OSG where possible
functionType of facilityText string
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
uprnThe Unique Property Reference Number for the feature as provided by the LA8, 9 or 12 digit number as defined by the LA
material_typeType of material processed at siteText string
site_nameThe name assigned to the feature by the LAText string
hoursHours of opening (if any)Free text
geomNoneNone
Recycling and Waste Facilities Recyling Points - Scotlandmaterial_typeType of material collected at the featureText string
uprnThe Unique Property Reference Number for the feature as provided by the LA8, 9 or 12 digit number as defined by the LA
site_refA unique ID assigned to the feature by the LAUsually alpha/ numeric
geomNoneNone
gidA unique ID for each feature created by the Spatial HubAuto-generated unique number beginning 1,2,3,4 etc etc
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
site_nameThe name assigned to the feature by the LAText string
sh_date_uploadedDate data was provided to the spatial hubIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
hoursHours of opening (if any)Free text
addressAn address for the featureConcatenated from several fields where necessary. Should come from OSG where possible
statusOwnership statusText string

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. It is not currently commercially available.

Recycling and Waste Facilities data are updated as needed and their last update was on:

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial hub.

The following quality assurance checks and corrections are carried out on the data:
- Polygons are not dissolved/ aggregated by key name and local authority.
- The minimum polygon area allowed in the data is 1 square metres
- Checks for invalid geometry types
- The maximum angle for any spikes is 3 degrees
- Any duplicate geometry is removed from the data
- Duplicate key names for polygons are not removed
- Polygons with no key names are not removed
- Checks for basic geometry i.e. self-intersection

Please contact spatialhub@improvementservice.org.uk for more details.

School Catchments

Description

Scottish councils usually divide towns and country areas into catchments and children living in a catchment area will usually go to the same local school. Domestic properties typically have a catchment area for each of their local:
- primary non-denominational (PN),
- secondary non-denominational (SN),
- primary denominational/ Catholic (PD) and
- secondary denominational/ Catholic (SN) schools.

This dataset contains four separate layers (representing those above categories), which we deliver together as one single web service or zip folder.

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This dataset comprises 4 layer(s):
School Catchments: Primary non-denominational (PN)- Scotland
School Catchments: Primary denominational (PD) - Scotland
School Catchments: Secondary non-denominational (SN) - Scotland
School Catchments: Secondary denominational (SD) - Scotland

This dataset comprises 39 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
School Catchments: Primary denominational (PD) - Scotlandschool_nameThe name of the schoolText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor
geomNoneNone
addressAddress of the schoolShould be the same as the One Scotland Gazetteer record
typeSchool typeDenominational or non-denominational
sh_date_uploadedDate on which data was provided to the spatial hubIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
urlWeb site for school detailsURL should be resolvable
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in thelocal authority sct register
levelSchool levelprimary or secondary
seed_codeSeed code as captured by some LAs7-digit numeric code
gidA unique ID for each feature created by ISInteger
School Catchments: Primary non-denominational (PN)- ScotlandgidA unique ID for each feature created by ISAuto-generated unique number beginning 1,2,3,4 etc etc
seed_codeSeed code as captured by some LAs7-digit numeric code
addressAddress of the schoolShould be same as One Scotland Gazetteer record
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
school_nameThe name of the schoolText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor
levelSchool levelprimary or secondary
sh_date_uploadedDate on which data was provided to the spatial hubIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
urlWeb site for school detailsURL should be resolvable
geomNoneNone
typeSchool typedenominational or non-denominational
School Catchments: Secondary denominational (SD) - Scotlandlocal_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
sh_date_uploadedDate on which data was provided to the spatial hubIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
gidA unique ID for each feature created by ISAuto-generated unique number beginning 1,2,3,4 etc etc
urlWeb site for school detailsURL should be resolvable
seed_codeSeed code as captured by some LAs7-digit numeric code
addressAddress of the schoolShould be same as One Scotland Gazetteer record
geomNoneNone
levelSchool levelprimary or secondary
school_nameThe name of the schoolText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor
typeSchool typedenominational or non-denominational
School Catchments: Secondary non-denominational (SN) - ScotlandlevelSchool levelprimary or secondary
school_nameThe name of the schoolText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor
seed_codeNon-dom seed code7-digit numeric code
typeSchool typedenominational or non-denominational
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
sh_date_uploadedDate on which data was provided to the spatial hubIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
urlWeb site for school detailsURL should be resolvable
addressAddress of the schoolShould be same as One Scotland Gazetteer record
geomNoneNone

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. It is not currently commercially available.

School Catchments data are updated annually and their last update was on: October 28th 2017

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial hub.

The following quality assurance checks and corrections are carried out on the data:
Polygons are dissolved/ aggregated by key name and local authority.
The minimum polygon area allowed in the data is 100 square metres
Checks for invalid geometry types
The maximum angle for any spikes is 3 degrees
Any duplicate geometry is removed from the data
Duplicate key names for polygons are not removed
Polygons with no key names are not removed
Checks for basic geometry i.e. self-intersection
a polygon overlaps a local authority boundary (or any other input data) by up to 5m we will snap this to the boundary.
Where a polygon has a gap of 5m to a local authority boundary (or any other input data) we will snap this to the boundary.

All corrections and issues are captured and communicated via Quality Assurance report maps. Please contact spatialhub@improvementservice.org.uk for more details.

Smoke Control Areas

Description

Under Section 18 of the Clean Air Act 1993, many parts of Scotland are Smoke Control Areas. If you live in a smoke control area it is an offence to produce smoke from a chimney of a building, or a chimney of any fixed boiler or industrial plant, unless you're burning an authorised fuel or using exempt appliances (e.g. burners or stoves). In practice this means that in a smoke control area it is illegal to burn house coal or wood in an open fire, although it is legal to burn these in a stove or other appliance that has been approved to burn that fuel. It is also illegal to deliver any unauthorised solid fuels, e.g. wood and normal house coal, to any premises in a smoke control area unless the seller can demonstrate that they were aware that the unauthorised solid fuel is to be burnt in an exempt appliance.

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This dataset comprises 1 layer(s):
Smoke Control Areas - Scotland

This dataset comprises 9 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Smoke Control Areas - Scotlandsh_source_idID for each record per Spatial Hub upload.Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
area_codeThe code assigned to each area by the LAAn alpha/numeric field. No standards as yet
area_nameThe name assigned to each area by the LAText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor
sh_sourceUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
geomNoneNone
sh_date_uploadedDate on which data was provided to the Spatial HubIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
urlA link to a website with further details about this areaURL must be resolvable
declaration_dateThe date on which the area was declaredIn format: yyyy-mm-dd

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. It is not currently commercially available.

Smoke Control Areas data are updated as needed and their last update was on: August 10th 2018

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial hub.

The following quality assurance checks and corrections are carried out on the data:
- Polygons are dissolved/ aggregated by key name and local authority.
- The minimum polygon area allowed in the data is 25 square metres
- Checks for invalid geometry types
- The maximum angle for any spikes is 3 degrees
- Any duplicate geometry is removed from the data
- Duplicate key names for polygons are not removed
- Polygons with no key names are not removed
- Checks for basic geometry i.e. self-intersection

Please contact spatialhub@improvementservice.org.uk for more details.

Street Furniture

Description

In November 2004, Audit Scotland published a document entitled ‘Maintaining Scotland’s Roads’, effectively introducing a requirement on local authorities in Scotland to produce a Roads Asset Management Plan (RAMP). Following this publication, The Society of Chief Officers for Transportation in Scotland (SCOTS) produced a common asset management framework through which all local authorities could develop their own RAMP. Street assets/furniture are a key part of the RAMP and as such a requirement exists for a national dataset of information. This can include (although is not limited to) features such as bollards, road signs, barriers, parking bays, bus shelters, cattle grids, gates, street lighting columns, benches/seats, information boards, dog/litter/grit bins, cycle stands, ticket machines etc. etc.

We are currently only including furniture types that have been provided by more than one council. These are:
Grit Bins
Street Lights
Traffic Calming
Traffic Signals
Litter Bins
Cattle Grids
Weather Stations
Dog Litter Bins
Benches
Bollards
Picnic Tables
Memorials
Cycle parking

We understand that some local authorities are loading this data into the VAULT system. We will work with the team managing that system to ensure that there is one definitive list in the future.

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This dataset comprises 1 layer(s):
Street Furniture - Scotland

This dataset comprises 9 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Street Furniture - ScotlandusrnThe Unique Street Reference Number where the feature is located8-digit numeric
categoryThe category of street furnitureSelected from a list
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
materialThe predominant material the feature is made fromFree text
sh_date_uploadedDate on which data was provided to the spatial hubIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
feature_codeA unique ID for the feature as defined by the LAAlpha numeric field. No standards as yet.
typeAn additional categorisation of the featureFree text
geomNoneNone
siteA more defined location for the featureMore detail such as an address or description of the location

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. It is not currently commercially available.

Street Furniture data are updated as needed and their last update was on: October 29th 2017

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial hub.

Please contact spatialhub@improvementservice.org.uk for more details.

Town Centres

Description

Town centres and other retail centres are defined by local authorities to meet the requirement of Scottish Planning Policy (paragraph 61) to identify town centres and other retail locations as part of a network of centres to support retail type development in the most appropriate locations. This network of centres forms part of the sequential test in assessing retail planning applications, which should be located firstly in town centres, then in other retail centres or edge-of-centre sites, so the dataset provides key locational information in assisting retail planning and policies. These centres may be defined in local development plans in the first instance.

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This dataset comprises 1 layer(s):
Town Centres - Scotland

This dataset comprises 10 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Town Centres - Scotlandpolicy_urlA website with more detail about the site and its policyURL must be resolvable
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
typeThe type of siteSelect from list: Retail Park, Town Centre, Business Park
policy_refA policy reference for the site as defined by some LAsUsually related to the LDP
codeCode number for the site as defined by some LAsAlpha numeric field. No standards as yet
sh_date_uploadedThe date at which data was provided (either as shapefiles upload or WFS feed) to the Spatial HubIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
sh_sourceUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated unique number beginning 1,2,3,4 etc etc
geomNoneNone
site_nameThe name of the site as defined by each LAText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor
sh_source_idID for each record per Spatial Hub upload. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated unique number beginning 1,2,3,4 etc etc

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. It is not currently commercially available.

Town Centres data are updated annually and their last update was on: August 10th 2018

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial hub.

The following quality assurance checks and corrections are carried out on the data:
- Polygons are dissolved/ aggregated by key name and local authority.
- The minimum polygon area allowed in the data is 25 square metres
- Checks for invalid geometry types
- The maximum angle for any spikes is 3 degrees
- Any duplicate geometry is removed from the data
- Polygons with no key names are not removed
- Checks for basic geometry i.e. self-intersection

Please contact spatialhub@improvementservice.org.uk for more details.

Tree Preservation Orders

Description

*Whilst TPOs are a legal requirement they may not always be digitised accurately. Users of this data should not assume this data is totally accurate and should consult the specific local authority for more detail before making any decisions*

A TPO is made by the Local Authority, under Section 160 of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997, and within the procedures set out in the Town and Country Planning (Tree Preservation Order and Trees in Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Regulations 1975-1984. They are made to protect individual trees, groups of trees or woodlands which have particular amenity value, make a significant contribution to the landscape or townscape or because there may be a potential threat to the trees. Deciding which trees qualify to become protected the local authority must ensure that the trees contribute to the amenity and attractiveness of an area and be under threat in some way. Either individual specimens or groups can be protected in a single Order. There are no guidelines on which species of tree can be included in an Order.

The process starts with a Provisional Order, this is served on the owner of the land and comes into effect immediately. Once confirmed, the TPO will remain indefinitely and are recorded in the Land Register of Scotland. They then become legal burdens on the land occupied by present and future owners so that when the land is sold on, the title passes on with the TPO.

Some local authorities capture polygons of tree preservation areas. Others will identify actual trees as point TPOs. Several LAs capture both. We have initially created two separate layers - point and polygon, to represent TPOs. This may show duplication where a point falls within a polygon. We may adapt this rationale and methodology in due course as we know that there is discrepancy with Registers of Scotland's TPO data.

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This dataset comprises 2 layer(s):
Tree Preservation Orders POL - Scotland
Tree Preservation Orders PNT - Scotland

This dataset comprises 22 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Tree Preservation Orders PNT - ScotlandgeomNoneNone
site_refA reference for the TPO as defined by the LAAlpha numeric field. No standards as yet
confirmation_dateThe date on which the TPO was confirmedIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
local_authorityThe LA that provided the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
legal_nameThe legal name givenby the LA to the TPOFree text field
speciesThe predominant species of tree in the TPOConfirmed, Provisional, YES
urlA webpage url providing more detail about the TPOURL must be resolvable
typeThe type of TPOwoodland, tree, group
site_nameThe name given to the TPO as defined by the LAText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor
statusThe status of the TPOYes, No, Provisional, Confirmed
sh_date_uploadedDate on which the data was provided to the Spatial HubIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
Tree Preservation Orders POL - Scotlandsh_date_uploadedDate on which the data was provided to the Spatial HubIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
speciesThe predominant species of tree in the TPOFree text field
typeThe type of TPOwoodland, tree, group
legal_nameThe legal name givenby the LA to the TPOFree text field.
local_authorityThe LA that provided the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
site_refA reference for the TPO as defined by the LAAlpha numeric field. No standards as yet
site_nameThe name given to the TPO as defined by the LAText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor
statusThe status of the TPOYes, No, Provisional, Confirmed
geomNoneNone
urlA webpage url providing more detail about the TPOURL must be resolvable
confirmation_dateThe date on which the TPO was confirmedIn format: yyyy-mm-dd

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. It is not currently commercially available.

Tree Preservation Orders data are updated annually and their last update was on: January 31st 2018

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial hub.

The following quality assurance checks and corrections are carried out on the data:
- Polygons are not dissolved/ aggregated by key name and local authority.
- The minimum polygon area allows in the data is 1 square metres
- Checks for invalid geometry types
- The maximum angle for any spikes is 3 degrees
- Any duplicate geometry is removed from the data
- Duplicate key names for polygons are not removed
- Polygons with no key names are not removed
- Checks for basic geometry and self-intersection

All corrections and issues are captured and communicated via Quality Assurance report maps. Please contact spatialhub@improvementservice.org.uk for more details.

Vacant and Derelict Land

Description

The Scottish Vacant and Derelict Land Survey is a national data collection undertaken to establish the extent and state of vacant and derelict land in Scotland. The survey has been operating since 1988. This survey is associated with the Scottish Vacant and Derelict Land Fund, under which cash allocations are made to local authorities.

Every year the Scottish Government Communities Analytical Services produce a comprehensive national survey based on data collected and processed from all Local Authorities and Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Authority. The Spatial Hub takes this survey data and joins it (using site ID) to the polygon site information provided by local authorities.

To create this dataset we have taken all of the spatial data provided by councils for the current survey year and combined it to this year's statistical survey (using the site reference). However:
- where local authorities have not provided spatial data for the current year, we have used their previous spatial data return and matched the survey data as best we can,
- where there is no spatial data at all for sites we have buffered the easting and northing provided in the survey, to create the rough polygon area for a site.

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This dataset comprises 1 layer(s):
Vacant and Derelict Land - Scotland

This dataset comprises 19 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Vacant and Derelict Land - ScotlandgeomNoneNone
northNorthing of a point for the site6/7-digit numeric value representing metres north of point 0 south of Isles of Scilly
period_when_site_became_vacant_or_derelictPeriod of time in which the site became availableCan be a year or range or Unknown
site_codeCode number for the site as defined by the LAAlpha numeric field. No standards as yet
datazone_2012National datazone code (2012 version) for area in which site is located9-digit S-code ID for data zone. Standardised.
development_potentialThe development potential of the site as defined by the LAPick from list
_matchratioNoneNone
location_of_siteType of site locationin settlement, countryside
survey_yearYear from which data has been taken for national dataset.In format: yyyy
owner_2Past owner of siteFree text
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
site_typeType of sitevacant or derelict
addressRough address of siteShould match the One Scotland Gazetteer record
site_nameThe name of the site as defined by each LAText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor
previous_use_of_sitePrevious usage of the sitePick from list
owner_1Most recent owner of siteFree text
site_size_hectaresSize of the site in hectaresNumeric value to two decimal places
eastEasting of a point for the site6-digit numeric value representing metres east of point 0 west of Isles of Scilly
_ratioNoneNone

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. It is not currently commercially available.

Vacant and Derelict Land data are updated annually and their last update was on: June 7th 2017

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial hub.

The following quality assurance checks and corrections are carried out on the data:
Polygons are dissolved/ aggregated by key name and local authority.
The minimum polygon area allows in the data is 5 square metres
Checks for invalid geometry types
The maximum angle for any spikes is 3 degrees
Any duplicate geometry is removed from the data
Duplicate key names for polygons are not removed
Polygons with no key names are not removed
Checks for basic geometry and self-intersection
Where a polygon overlaps a local authority boundary (or any other input data) by up to 0.2m we will snap this to the boundary.
Where a polygon has a gap of 0.2m to a local authority boundary (or any other input data) we will snap this to the boundary.

All corrections and issues are captured and communicated via Quality Assurance report maps. Please contact spatialhub@improvementservice.org.uk for more details

Data collected on: https://www.spatialdata.gov.scot/geonetwork/srv/eng/catalog.search#/metadata/a61ead38-bf78-42f2-8c59-72add11ee5c8. This page includes images published by Gregor Cresnar under a Flaticon Basic License and the images can be found at https://www.flaticon.com/packs/multimedia-collection