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Detailed guide: Use the Forestry Commission map browser and Land Information Search

Forestry Commission

January 6
10:54 2020

The Forestry Commission map browser will be taken offline at 1pm on Wednesday 8 January 2020. It will be available again by 5pm on the same day.

This is to allow for essential maintenance.

Forestry Commission map browser

The Forestry Commission map browser allows you to view data layers published by the Forestry Commission and to see how they interact with areas of land you have an interest in. You are able to draw features, measure boundaries and distances and print the maps you have created. Use our guidance Forestry Commission map browser and Land Information Search: operations note 48 to help you use the new features.

Not all data layers that are relevant to forestry are available on the map browser, so you should also check MAGIC as part of any map searches that you are doing.

The Forestry Commission map browser has a direct link to the map request form webpage, should you need an OS MasterMap for a forestry related application.

The Land Information Search (LIS) is a search tool within the browser that allows you to search for land designations or features, such as National Nature Reserves, and grant schemes or felling permissions in an identified location.

The information generated by this LIS is only for England - a search in each country will be required for properties that cross borders.

The LIS report produced can then be used to aid planning of woodland activity and for identifying who you need to speak to as part of that planning process, or if you need to apply for any additional permissions or consents from other bodies.

Free maps

The map request form webpage is available via the map browser. You can download the map request form from the Forestry Commission to develop a map of your woodland site.

Contact the Forestry Commission

If you cannot access the Land Information Search, or you encounter any problems while using this system, you can contact the Support team by emailing gr.support.england@forestrycommission.gov.uk.

Published 6 July 2018
Last updated 6 January 2020 +show all updates
  1. The following information has been added: The Forestry Commission map browser will be taken offline at 1pm on Wednesday 8 January 2020. It will be available again by 5pm on the same day. This is to allow for essential maintenance.
  2. Removal of Christmas contact cover information.
  3. Update to include information for emergency cover over the Christmas 2019 period.
  4. Following essential maintenance being carried out from 12pm to 2pm on Wednesday 17 July 2019, the map browser and Land Information Search are now available to use again.
  5. The following notice has been added to this page: 'The map browser and Land Information Search will not be available from 12pm to 2pm on Wednesday 17 July 2019. This is due to essential maintenance being carried out'.
  6. Removing downtime message.
  7. Advice of system maintenance time.
  8. First published.

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