Mapping the Extent of Peat in Ireland

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The dataset created in this project used a hierarchial decision tree process to amalgamate various source maps such as CORINE 1990, the General Soil Map of Ireland and the Peatland map of Ireland resulting in the Derived Irish Peat Map. This is a GIS based map of the extent of peat in Ireland. Associated with the DIPM there is a dataset containing various attributes that were used in the classification of the DIPM.

Please refer to and cite this paper:
Connolly, J., Holden, N. M. and Ward, S. M. (2007). Mapping peatlands in Ireland using a rule-based methodology and digital data. Soil Sci Soc Am J 71:492-499

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Dr. John Connolly
Dublin City University
Lecturer
School of History & Geography, St. Patrick's Campus, DCU, D09 DY00, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Telephone: +353 1 884 2136
e-mail: john.b.connolly@dcu.ie

Prof. Nicholas Holden
Bioresources Research Centre (BRC)
Professor
Bioresources Research Centre, School of Agriculture, Food Science & Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin4, Ireland
Telephone: +353 1 7167460
e-mail: nick.holden@ucd.ie

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SAFER-Data Display URL http://erc.epa.ie/safer/iso19115/display?isoID=36
Resource KeywordsPeatlands mapping GIS carbon flux
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project Code2000-LS-5.1.2b-M1
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project ThemeLand-use, Soils, and Transport
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Please cite this paper:
Connolly, J., Holden, N. M. and Ward, S. M. (2007). Mapping peatlands in Ireland using a rule-based methodology and digital data. Soil Sci Soc Am J 71:492-499
Number of Attached Files (Publicly and Openly Available for Download): 0
Project Start Date Tuesday 2nd April 2002 (02-04-2002)
Earliest Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Tuesday 2nd April 2002 (02-04-2002)
Most Recent Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Saturday 31st December 2005 (31-12-2005)
Published on SAFERWednesday 11th July 2007 (11-07-2007)
Date of Last EditThursday 1st September 2016 at 12:29:59 (01-09-2016)
Datasets or Files Updated On Tuesday 16th March 2010 at 14:23:16 (16-03-2010)

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Description of Geographical Characteristics of This Project or Dataset
The coverage of this work is the Republic of Ireland

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Lineage information about this project or dataset
The last time that peatlands in Ireland were specifically mapped was in the mid 1970s. There was a need to have a more accurate representation of the extent of peatlands to estimate the carbon flux from peatland.
Supplementary Information
The dataset was updated in 2007

Papers to be cited:
Connolly, J., Holden, N. M. and Ward, S. M. (2007). Mapping peatlands in Ireland using a rule-based methodology and digital data. Soil Sci Soc Am J 71:492-499
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