Peatland ACTION: Spatial data guidance in support of your project
The spatial data associated with your restoration project is important to Peatland ACTION so that we can assess restoration plans at the start of a project and report the outcomes at the end. They are also used for monitoring the effectiveness of restoration activities.
To use these data effectively, we need them to be submitted in a consistent format. To achieve this, we have created an updated set of spatial data templates (geopackage and file geodatabases) along with project files for popular GIS software - QGIS (free), and ArcGIS Pro (proprietary). These can be downloaded below.
Also included in the zip files are the metadata form and guidance documents to assist you in completing and submitting this data.
Your Peatland ACTION Project Officer will be able to provide advice and assistance [email protected]
An example of some spatial data provided in support of a Peatland Action final report is shown in the web map below.
Spatial data template packs (zip files) - updated 01 April 2022
Spatial data template packs (zip files) - updated 01 April 2022 – please ensure you use the most current version.
Peatland ACTION - Restoration footprint - What are they and how to draw them - Guidance
The restoration footprint is used to calculate the area (in hectares) included within the project. These areas are used by Peatland Action to report to the Scottish Government on the total area of peatlands “put on the road to recovery” in a financial year. It is therefore very important that all applicants are therefore providing this boundary consistently so we can be confident in our evidence.
All the information you need is provided on our Restoration footprint guidance page
Peatland ACTION - Final report template
A summary report must be submitted for each practical peatland restoration project funded by Peatland ACTION once work is completed. These reports are a requirement of the Peatland ACTION funding.