We have published a 1:250,000 scale Physiographic
units map of Ireland viewer and a
corresponding data-package. Physiographic
maps are cartographic representations of the broad-scale physical landscape
units of a region. Physiographic units consist of physical regions showing
internal uniformity with respect to one or more environmental attributes that
can be clearly differentiated from neighbouring regions. The value of
physiographic unit maps is becoming increasingly acknowledged, particularly in
the fields of regional land-use planning, landscape evolution, and the
influence of physical landscape on aspects of the ecological environment.
Further information is available in the accompanying report, its appendix and from our Land Mapping projects page.