The MAGIC website provides authoritative geographic information about the natural environment from across government. The information covers rural, urban, coastal and marine environments across Great Britain. It is presented in an interactive map which can be explored using various mapping tools that are included. Natural England manages the service under the direction of a Steering Group who represent the MAGIC partnership organisations.
New data - Upland breeding bird areas for CS
This layer confers eligibility for the CS Mid Tier option UP2 Management of rough grazing for birds. It is based on BTO wet grassland wading bird species data, and excludes land within the Moorland Line woodland and Priority Habitats Inventory sites. Land parcels within the layer have a minimum area of 2ha, in line with eligibility criteria for UP2, and form blocks of 10 ha or greater which is likely to be of higher value for upland breeding waders.
MAGIC was launched in 2002. Information covers rural, urban, coastal and marine environments across Great Britain. Presented in an interactive map which can be explored using various mapping tools.
More than 300 data layers are available on MAGIC. The MAGIC partnership organisations are Natural England, Defra, Environment Agency, Historic England, Forestry Commission and Marine Management Organisation.
MAGIC is a very popular website with 2,500 daily user sessions and 9 million maps generated each month across 8 themes, three different basemaps and three overview maps.