Our natural environment encompasses the diverse ecological systems that sustain life on Earth. We rely on these systems to hydrate and drain our land, supply our water, grow our food, provide renewable energy and protect us from extremes of climate. Understanding our natural environment enables us to predict its behaviour, allowing us to optimise food and energy production and limit the impacts of flooding and coastal erosion. Verified geospatial data is key to improving our understanding of these complex systems for the wider benefit of society. The data we capture can be used to guide us into living more sustainably into the future.