Updates to the Watsonian vice county GIS boundaries

The Biological Records Centre has updated the Watsonian vice county names in the GIS boundaries file to correct typos and resolve inconsistencies. There is no ‘official’ list of vice county names – the names used in this latest version are based on the most widely used variants.

In addition, the islands Sule Skerry and Sule Stack have been reallocated to VC111 Orkney from VC110 Outer Hebrides, following advice from Orkney county recorders. 

More information and links to download the update files can be found on the BRC website 

The Watsonian vice county boundaries will be updated on the NBN Atlas in early December 2020. 

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