Data Sources

Agrimetrics combines data from various open and licensed data sources, including proprietary datasets created by Agrimetrics or our partners to address gaps in the agri-food data landscape. We collect data, but also connect it by using pioneering digital technologies that enable individual pieces of data to be linked to each other, across sources in a highly flexible and adaptable way. Traditional tabular databases are not able to do this, which has dramatically curtailed the sector's ability to exploit diverse sources of information.

Agrimetrics' current products include data from the following sources.

Field Boundaries

SourceAgrimetrics
Referencehttps://agrimetrics.co.uk/products/field-boundaries
CoverageUK
Time2019

Historical weather

SourceUK Met Office - UKCP09 datasets
Referencehttps://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climate/uk/data/ukcp09
CoverageUK
Resolution5km grid
TimeDaily data, aggregated by Agrimetrics in some products to monthly averages.

Recent weather

SourceUK Met Office - DataPoint datasets
Referencehttps://www.metoffice.gov.uk/datapoint/product/uk-hourly-site-specific-observations
CoverageUK
Resolution~140 point locations
TimeHourly data, aggregated by Agrimetrics in some products to daily values (mean, min and max).

Recent rainfall

SourceEnvironment Agency
Referencehttps://environment.data.gov.uk/flood-monitoring/doc/rainfall
CoverageEngland
Resolution~1000 point locations
TimeQuarter-hourly data, aggregated by Agrimetrics in some products to daily totals.

Solar Radiation

SourceNASA
Referencehttps://power.larc.nasa.gov/
CoverageEngland
Resolution 0.5 degree grid
TimeDaily

Short-term forecast

SourceMET Norway - Weather API
Referencehttps://api.met.no/
CoverageUK
Resolution5km grid
TimeHourly and three-hourly data (depending on length of range) aggregated by Agrimetrics to daily values.

Soil Texture

SourceSoilGrids
Referenceftp://ftp.soilgrids.org
CoverageUK
Resolution250m grid
TimeModelled in 2017 using available physical sample points.

Soil Carbon

SourceUKRI Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Referencehttps://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/download?fileIdentifier=d44373e1-23ac-4730-b6db-76c701a9426d_carbon
CoverageEngland
Resolution1km grid
TimeModelled across England based on samples taken nationally in 2007.

Soil Nitrogen

SourceUKRI Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Referencehttps://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/download?fileIdentifier=d44373e1-23ac-4730-b6db-76c701a9426d_nitrogen
CoverageEngland
Resolution1km grid
TimeModelled across England based on samples taken nationally in 2007.

Soil pH

SourceUKRI Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Referencehttps://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/download?fileIdentifier=d44373e1-23ac-4730-b6db-76c701a9426d_ph
CoverageEngland
Resolution1km grid
TimeModelled across England based on samples taken nationally in 2007.

Soil Phosphorus

SourceUKRI Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Referencehttps://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/download?fileIdentifier=d44373e1-23ac-4730-b6db-76c701a9426d_phosphorus
CoverageEngland
Resolution1km grid
TimeModelled across England based on samples taken nationally in 2007.

Soil bacterial diversity

SourceUKRI Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Referencehttps://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/download?fileIdentifier=d44373e1-23ac-4730-b6db-76c701a9426d_bacteria
CoverageEngland
Resolution1km grid
TimeModelled across England based on samples taken nationally in 2007.

Soil invertebrate abundance

SourceUKRI Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Referencehttps://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/download?fileIdentifier=d44373e1-23ac-4730-b6db-76c701a9426d_inverts
CoverageEngland
Resolution1km grid
TimeModelled across England based on samples taken nationally in 2007.

Priority Habitats

SourceNatural England
Referencehttps://data.gov.uk/dataset/4b6ddab7-6c0f-4407-946e-d6499f19fcde/priority-habitat-inventory-england
CoverageUK
ResolutionBoundary polygons
Time1999-2015

Water Quality

SourceEnvironment Agency
Referencehttps://data.gov.uk/dataset/298258ee-c4a0-4505-a3b5-0e6585ecfdb2/wfd-river-waterbody-catchments-cycle-2
CoverageEngland
ResolutionBoundary polygons and tabular data
Time2014

Historical Crops

SourceRural Payments Agency
Referencehttps://data.gov.uk/search?q=crome
CoverageEngland
Resolution40m hex grid
Time2016,2017,2018

Altitude

SourceEarthEnv
Referencehttp://www.earthenv.org/DEM
CoverageEngland
Resolution90m grid
Time2014

Census

SourceOffice for National Statistics
Referencehttps://www.ons.gov.uk/census/2011census
CoverageEngland
ResolutionUK Parish
TimeMarch 2011

Broad Habitat Classification

SourceLand Cover Map (LCM), NERC (CEH)
Referencehttps://eip.ceh.ac.uk/lcm
CoverageEngland
ResolutionUK Parish
Time2015

Crop Distribution

SourceLand Cover plus: Crops, NERC (CEH)
Referencehttps://www.ceh.ac.uk/crops2016
CoverageEngland
ResolutionUK Parish
Time2016

The data as presented in our products may be the result of further aggregation or transformation by Agrimetrics, including deriving additional parameters from calculations or modelling using data from one or more source as input. Common transformations are described here.


Where the source has no data (for example, environmental sensor error at a location on a particular day, or limits to the geographic coverage), Agrimetrics will normally preserve this gap faithfully in the data we provide, rather than interpolating data ourselves to fill the gap. This is considered safer, in most cases, than adopting data interpolation methods that may be different to the original source's methods and may cause inconsistencies. It also ensures that users are clear about what data is real, rather than silently replacing missing actuals with synthetic values that may be less reliable.