Documentation for individual data value

Behind the Vision of Britain web site is a true data library, a collection of individual statistics each with its own metadata to tell users what it means. These metadata also control how the system visualises statistical data through graphs and maps. This is what we know about the particular data value you selected:

Attribute Value Meaning
Identifier 38087261 This number locates the particular value within the data table; it is like an accession number in a conventional library.
Value 52,700 This is the data value itself.
Date(s) covered 1931 We store dates within a date object, which can hold anything from a simple year value, for a census, to a period defined by two calendar dates.
Administrative area covered 10041806 Parts of Holland AdmC
Meaning (DDS cell reference) LUSGB_FARM:grass Cell within nCube N_LUSGB_FARM: Farmland Use, as reported by the Land Utilisation Survey
1 Land Utilisation Survey farmland categories Permanent Grass
Universe: Total farmed area measured by LUSGB, in acres
Source LandOfBritain L. Dudley Stamp, The Land of Britain: Its Use and Misuse (London: Longmans/Geographical Publications, 1948)
Status P Public. Visible in both graphics and tables.
Precision E Exact
Created by lusgb This is the name of our script which inserted this data value into the main data table. For non-derived values, this is usually done by copying data values across from our more conventional GBHDB database, and the scripts are usually named after the table in GBHDB they copy data from.

This table lists, in its "value" column, a single row from our data table. The values are mostly identifiers and codes which are given meaning by our main sub-systems, and the "meaning" column reaches into these to tell you more.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Vision of Britain | Context for data value | The meaning of 52,700, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 28th May 2022