Projects tagged with Maps & GIS

Natural England

  • Natural England - Landscape Character Network

    Countryscape facilitated the Landscape Character Network (LCN) (formerly known as the Countryside Character Network) between 2002 and 2011. Countryscape was re-appointed following competitive tendering in 2005 and 2007. In 2011 the Landscape Character Network website was partly...

  • Natural England - Lakes to Dales Landscape Designation Project

    In 2009, Natural England put forward proposals to extend the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. Countryscape led a major public consultation over the proposals during 2009/2010, working in partnership with Alison Farmer Associates and Pathways Consultancy.

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  • Natural England, with support from 4NW, contracted Countryscape to develop the North West Landscape Character Framework in partnership with Alison Farmer Associates, Steven Warnock and The University of Manchester.

    The framework includes all landscapes in the region, including...

The Lowry

  • The Lowry - Unlocking Salford Quays

    Countryscape worked with the The Lowry theatre and arts centre, Salford, to develop a wide range of interpretation as part of Unlocking Salford Quays: a heritage project that reveals the hidden history of Salford Quays as told by local people.

    Supported by The Heritage Lottery...

Catch 22

  • Catch 22 - Broadhurst Clough Interpretation

    Countryscape engaged with young people from Catch 22 – a charity working with young people who find themselves in difficult situations – to develop a range of interpretive displays for Broadhurst Clough: a public green space in Moston, North Manchester. This involved facilitating a...

The Countryside Agency

  • Countryscape provided Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and technical consultancy to Alison Farmer Associates, who gave evidence to support The Countryside Agency's involvement in the Whinash Windfarm public inquiry in 2005 (the largest proposed development of its type in Europe...

  • Countryscape produced an online database of Landscape Character Assessments in England, working in partnership with Diacono Associates and the University of Sheffield. The website features an interactive map, providing links to locally held information. This was the first time that...

  • The Countryside Agency  - Character Map of England

    In 2006, Countryscape carried out the cartography, design and print of a new Character Area Map of England. The publication was the first national map produced that showed the National Character Areas together with a clear topographic map, providing a powerful communication tool. The...

Countryside Council for Wales

  • Countryscape, in partnership with the University of Reading, developed a Geographical Information Systems (GIS)-based model for targeting habitat restoration and re-creation at the local scale. Landscape Character Assessment (LCA) was used to map landscape types across the whole of...

Forest of Bowland AONB

  • Forest of Bowland AONB - Publicity Materials and Corporate Documents

    Countryscape has produced a complete range of publicity materials and corporate documents for the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). This includes leaflets, booklets, posters, postcards, exhibitions and displays, outdoor signage and interpretation, walking...

  • Forest of Bowland AONB - Website

    Countryscape was contracted to review and redevelop the Forest of Bowland AONB website. This involved a complete overhaul of the website’s design, content and functionality, aiming to re-position the site as a ‘hub’ of AONB communications and provide visitors with an informative and...

  • Forest of Bowland AONB - Route Maps

    Countryscape has developed a range of route maps, promoting outdoor recreation in the Forest of Bowland AONB.

    The maps include routes for walking, cycling, horse-riding and trampers (all-terrain mobility scooters). They also include ‘thematic’ routes for visitors wishing to...

Formby Civic Society

  • Formby Civic Society - Formby Point Interactive Map

    Countryscape have worked with the Formby Civic Society, using their local knowledge to develop an innovative, online tool for exploring the historic Formby Point area - amongst other things, the site of Britain’s first lifeboat station.

    The aim was to produce an interactive...

Greater Manchester Waste

  • Countryscape has produced a full range of site maps for the Greater Manchester Waste Group (GMW). The maps have been specifically designed to be sent via fax, providing clear and simple location information for GMW facilities - such as recycling depots, landfill sites and the company's...

Friends of Blackley Forest

  • Friends of Blackley Forest - Blackley Forest Community Project

    Since 2007, Countryscape has worked closely with the Friends of Blackley Forest, helping the group to interpret and promote their Local Nature Reserve. The Blackley Forest, in North Manchester, has long been valued by the community – it was planted in 1953 as one of the country’s first...

Groundwork

  • Between February and June 2003, Countryscape was contracted to Groundwork as part of the Irk Valley Project - a partnership between Groundwork, Manchester City Council, NGOs, residents' associations and local businesses, working with the Centre for Urban and Regional Ecology (...

  • Groundwork - Local Heritage Project: Saint Michael’s Flags

    A project to interpret and promote the local heritage of Saint Michael’s Flags (a small public green space in Manchester), working in partnership with the local community. Countryscape was responsible for producing of a 20-page booklet and interactive CD-ROM; a series of outdoor...

  • Countryscape developed and ran a bespoke Geographical Information Systems (GIS) training programme for Groundwork Manchester, Salford & Trafford Ltd. The training was delivered by Countryscape's technical director, Jonathan Porter, to provide a solid grounding in the techniques of...

Harpurhey Neighbourhood Project

  • Harpurhey Neighbourhood Project - Local Heritage Project: Moston Vale

    A project to interpret and promote the local heritage of the Moston Vale area of North Manchester, in partnership with the Harpurhey Neighbourhood Project, Groundwork and the local community. This work involved producing a 40-page booklet and interactive CD-ROM, together with...

Irk Valley Project

  • Irk Valley Project - Irk Valley Walking Maps

    Design and print of walking map leaflets as part of the Irk Valley Project, a partnership between Manchester City Council and Groundwork. The maps contain an OS 1:10,000 base, layered with clearly labelled routes, landmarks, hazards, times/distances and other useful information. The...

Guardian Media Group

  • Guardian Media Group - Interactive Map

    Countryscape developed an interactive map for GMG Regional Digital, a subsidiary of the Guardian Media Group. The application was custom-made for Manchester Online (the former website of the Manchester Evening News) to provide visitors with an innovative and engaging means of exploring...

Havant Borough Council

  • Countryscape designed and managed a consultation programme to engage local community groups in the Havant Borough Landscape Character Assessment (LCA). This work involved a three stage process: 1) development of a postal ‘Consultation Pack’ containing clearly worded instructions, maps...

Herefordshire Council

  • A three-year contract to extend the Landscape Character Assessment (LCA) database of the county and record ecological/habitat information required by the Herefordshire Lifescapes project (funded by Herefordshire Council, English Nature and the LEADER+ scheme). The data gathered by...

Manchester City Council

  • Manchester City Council - Play Strategy Maps

    Countryscape produced a series of maps as part of Manchester City Council’s bid to fund the development of a Play Strategy for the city. A total of six maps were developed, showing the location of play provision for young people in Manchester, such as play areas, day-care centres,...

  • Manchester City Council - Wildabout Walking – Green City Project leaflet

    Manchester City Council contracted Countryscape to produce a leaflet as part of their Green City Project, helping to promote public interest in biodiversity. The leaflet was designed in line with the City Council’s ‘Wildabout Manchester’ brand; it was also required to tie in with the...

  • Manchester City Council - Biodiversity Maps

    Countryscape produced a series of thematic maps for the Manchester Biodiversity Strategy, covering parks and open spaces, waterways and Sites of Biological Importance (SBIs). Each map contained an overview plan of Manchester, showing the location of particular ecological features, as...

  • Countryscape worked with Manchester City Council and Groundwork to explore the potential for transport and open space development in Wythenshawe. The project involved extensive use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in creating a spatial framework to inform future planning...

  • Countryscape was initially contracted to develop a website for Philips Park in Manchester, aiming to improve the visitor experience through better interpretation and education. The website was built using a content management system, so it could be easily updated by park wardens,...

  • Manchester City Council - Interpretation and Displays

    Countryscape has produced a range of outdoor displays and signage for parks and public spaces across Manchester. Such displays are typically required to provide on-site interpretation of local heritage and wildlife; to promote activities and encourage visitors to learn more; or simply...

Wyre Borough Council

  • Wyre Borough Council - Great Wyre Jigsaw Project

    The Great Wyre Jigsaw Project took place during summer 2006 and was part of a wider plan for delivering better public services across Wyre, Lancashire. The aim of the project was to find out how local people feel about living in the borough. Over 2000 people took part in a public...

Test Valley Borough Council

  • Countryscape developed both a draft summary of the Test Valley Landscape Character Assessment (for use in consultation with local stakeholders), as well as the final version of the report, produced in four separate volumes.

    Our creative team was responsible for the graphic...

  • Countryscape has produced a range of presentation tools for the Test Valley Community Landscape Project, including PowerPoint presentations and custom-made thematic maps: notably large-format, printed maps for use in consultation with local communities.

  • Countryscape developed an online version of the Test Valley Community Landscape Project report, in accordance with e-Government standards. The resulting website spans over 200 pages and includes an interactive map, providing a convenient and engaging means of accessing information. The...

Forestry Commission

  • Forestry Commission - Gisburn Forest Bike Trails: Branding and Publicity

    Countryscape designed a range of communication materials to help promote Gisburn Forest Bike Trails in Lancashire, supported by the Forestry Commission and the Forest of Bowland AONB. This work included developing a logo, trails map, promotional leaflet and website.

    The website...

Oldham Council

  • Oldham Council - Crompton Moor Consultation

    Countryscape produced a range of communication materials in support of the Crompton Moor consultation project (2009), which sought to determine public opinion on the recreational use and future safeguarding of this important moorland landscape. The consultation itself was carried out...

Red Rose Forest

  • Red Rose Forest - Google Map of “Places to Visit”

    Countryscape developed a Google Map application for the Red Rose Forest (RRF) website, enabling users discover the variety of nature reserves, woodlands, parks and waterways within the RRF catchment area. The purpose of the map is to assist the planning of recreational visits and days...