CORINE Land Cover (CLC) 2012, Version 18.5.1 of the Rur Catchment

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Title:Main Title: CORINE Land Cover (CLC) 2012, Version 18.5.1 of the Rur Catchment
Description:Abstract: CORINE Land Cover (CLC) was specified to standardize data collection on land in Europe to support environmental policy development. The reference year of first CLC inventory was 1990 (CLC1990), and the first update created in 2000. Later the update cycle has become 6 years. The number of participating countries has increased over time − currently includes 33 European Environment Agency (EEA) member countries and six cooperating countries (EEA39) with a total area of over 5.8 Mkm2. Ortho-corrected high spatial resolution satellite images provide the geometrical and thematic basis for mapping. In-situ data (topographic maps, ortho-photos and ground survey data) are essential ancillary information. The project is coordinated by the EEA in the frame of the EU Copernicus programme and implemented by national teams under the management and quality control (QC) of the EEA. The basic technical parameters of CLC (i.e. 44 classes in nomenclature, 25 hectares minimum mapping unit (MMU) and 100 meters minimum mapping width) have not changed since the beginning, therefore the results of the different inventories are comparable. The layer of CORINE Land Cover Changes (CLCC) is produced since the second CLC inventory (CLC2000). CLCC is derived from satellite imagery by direct mapping of changes taken place between two consecutive inventories, based on image-to-image comparison. Change mapping applies a 5 ha MMU to pick up more details in CLCC layer than in CLC status layer. Integration of national CLC and CLCC data includes some harmonization along national borders. Two European validation studies have shown that the achieved thematic accuracy is above the specified minimum (85 %). Primary CLC and CLCC data are in vector format with polygon topology. Derived products in raster format are also available. The seamless European CLC and CLCC time series data (CLC1990, CLC2000, CLC2006, CLC2012 and related CLCC data) are distributed in the standard European Coordinate Reference System defined by the European Terrestrial Reference System 1989 (ETRS89) datum and Lambert Azimuthal Equal Area (LAEA) projection (EPSG: 3035). Results of the CLC inventories can be downloaded from Copernicus Land site free of charge for all users. CLC data can contribute to a wide range of studies with European coverage, e.g.: ecosystem mapping, modelling the impacts of climate change, landscape fragmentation by roads, abandonment of farm land and major structural changes in agriculture, urban sprawl, water management.
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Citation Advice:European Environment Agency, 2016. Corine Land Cover 2012 (Version 18.5.1), Kopenhagen, Denmark.
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Creator:European Environment Agency (Owner)
Contributor:Guido Waldhoff (Contact Person)
Publisher:CRC/TR32 Database (TR32DB)
Publication Year:2017
TR32 Topic:Land Use
Related Subproject:Z1
Subjects:Keywords: Land Use, Land Cover
GEMET Thesaurus entries: remote sensing, raster
Geogr. Information Topic:Environment
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Data Type:Dataset - Dataset
File Size:11.3 MB
Date:Created: 27.09.2017
Mime Type:application/zip
Download Permission:Free
General Access and Use Conditions:According to the TR32DB data policy agreement.
Access Limitations:According to the TR32DB data policy agreement.
Licence:[TR32DB] Data policy agreement
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Temporal Extent:01.01.2011, 13:47:00 - 31.12.2012, 13:47:00
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Spatial Representations:Grid, Vector
Presentation Form:Digital Model
Reference System:ETRS89 (4258)
Initiative Type:Collection
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Metadata Creator:Tanja Kramm
Metadata Created:27.09.2017
Metadata Last Updated:14.04.2021
Funding Phase:3
Metadata Language:English
Metadata Version:V50
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