The Record Centre uses Geographic Information System (GIS) software and datasets to perform a wide range of mapping tasks and geographic visualisation. Below is a selection of the GIS data we either manage directly or obtain from external sources:


Statutory site designations

  • Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
  • Special Protection Area (SPA)
  • Ramsar
  • Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
  • National Nature Reserve (NNR)
  • National Park
  • Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)
  • Local Nature Reserve (LNR)
  • Country Park
  • Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ)

Non-statutory site designations

  • Local Wildlife Site (LWS) - formerly known as Sites of Nature Conservation Importance (SNCI)
  • Local Geological Site (LGS) - formerly known as Regionally Important Geological and Geomorphological Sites (RIGGS)
  • Notable Road Verge (NRV)


Sites and Properties

  • Sussex Wildlife Trust reserves
  • Sussex Wildlife Trust managed land