The app runs on the Coreo data collection platform. However, you won’t be able to download and run the UKHab Survey just by signing up to Coreo. You need to speak with one of our team members first so that we can set the app up for you. We also provide everyone with an onboarding session covering both the app and backend system to make sure that you and your team get off to a great start with the software.
Yes, the app is updated by authors of the UKHab Classification and Directors of UKHab.org to keep it in step with emerging changes to the Biodiversity Metric.
The app currently supports version 3.1 of the Metric.
It will be updated to accommodate the upcoming UKHab Classification v2.0 and future changes to the Metric.
No. Coreo, the platform on which the UKHab Survey runs, has been designed specifically to accommodate people without extensive GIS training. The app itself has been built so that the workflow is both intuitive and supportive. There is strict logic built into the UKHab Survey, meaning you only ever see relevant questions based on the answers you provide. There are also resources built into the app to explain what each of the UKHab features and codes relate to.
Yes. The UKHab Survey App supports habitat condition assessment of polygon and line UKHab features, using the criteria published in the Biodiversity Metric v3.1. These data can be exported from the App and then be fed into the Biodiversity Unit Calculator Tool. You may need some additional data, such as the habitats included in local strategic plans.
The records that you collect via the UKHab Survey App are colour coded according to the form they relate to in Coreo. For example, pre-survey records are shown as pink in colour. We don’t attempt to utilise UKHab codes to colour code since Coreo is not intended to be a report production or data analysis tool – it is focused on data collection and data management.
In order to produce colour coded maps using the UKHab codes you will need to continue to use your GIS. Natural England provide a QGIS template for producing UKHab maps, along with a number of other useful resources here.