London’s open spaces and urban greening features may be surveyed to inform local development and green infrastructure strategy and planning designations, as part of the development process or for land management and biodiversity conservation monitoring.
GiGL manage and curate London wide datasets that collate information from such surveys including: Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation, Open Spaces (and Public Open Space designations), habitat survey records, urban greening features (including green roofs).
Collecting and reporting site survey data
GiGL can support surveys by providing access to data or reporting for the survey area.
Ecological expertise and local factors will dictate the most appropriate methods for a given survey. However, GiGL can recommend data management standards or considerations for the survey design and outputs that will increase the onward use of the resulting data.
Once the survey is complete, GiGL can incorporate local results into the London wide datasets on behalf of the data owner.
For more information on how GiGL can support survey with existing data and on submitting new survey data, please read ourSite Surveys Guide.