Dataset for ecosystem service assessment and spatial planning of green infrastructure at landscape level in Galicia (NW Spain)

Published: 22 May 2020| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/wxfgzyjhvd.1
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Data used for ecosystem services (ESS) assessment in the region of Galicia (NW Spain) and the data resulting from this analysis, which in turn were used for the spatial planning of the regional green infrastructure. These data include the maps of the environmental variables used for the ES assessment, including the land use/cover data source used as proxy of ecosystems, as well as the maps of ESS provision potential resulting from the assessment and the maps obtained by the integration of groups of ESS and used for spatial planning of different zones of the green infrastructure. The methods used for ESS assessment and for spatial planning of the green infrastructure are described in “Green infrastructure spatial planning considering ecosystem services assessment and trade-off analysis. Application at landscape scale in Galicia region (NW Spain)”. In addition, the collection of R scripts that process the data of environmental variables and implement the methods for ES assessment are delivered. The maps are provided in geotif format so that they can be used in a Geographic Information System (GIS) for carrying out spatial analysis and integrating them with other spatial data or variables. In this way, these data can be combined with other spatial data, e.g. on urban planning, ecologic variables, future land use, etc., for decision-making on spatial planning or land management. The scripts can be used to replicate the ESS assessment methods or as a basis for developing new or improved methods.



Universidade de Santiago de Compostela - Campus de Lugo


Environmental Science, Geographic Information Systems