Natural Spaces

Standing Waters Sample Points

Last update: 2014-04-22


The Standing Waters Sample Points dataset is a GIS dataset of survey sample locations used during the course of the Scottish Loch Survey Project. The statutory nature conservation agencies in Scotland, England and Wales have a long history of carrying out routine aquatic plant (macrophyte) surveys of lakes. This involves identifying and estimating the abundance of emergent, submerged, floating leaved, and free-floating macrophytes that grow in or near the water.  The results of these surveys are held in the Standing Waters Database which is available to view on the SNH website. (


Available as Free to Use Data.  You must always use the following attribution statement: 'Contains Ordnance Survey data (c) Crown copyright and database rights [year of issue].  Data produced by Scottish Natural Heritage'.

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