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Administrative land accounting units

Data Created 01 Jan 2002 Published 01 Jan 2002 Last modified 29 Nov 2012, 11:57 AM
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GISCO administrative boundaries (NUTS) v9 generalised using the 1 km reference grid for the Land cover accounts project (LEAC)

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Administrative land accounting units (Land analytical and reporting units, LARU, used in LEAC), zipped shape file format, raster


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Administrative land accounting units are used to allocate land cover changes and to relate socio-economic processes to land cover dynamics. The GISCO database (Eurostat) provides a medium-scale layer for regional administrative boundaries (NUTS) covering the entire EU territory. The hierarchy of administrative land accounting units allows the analysis of the data at various scales, from NUTS 3 (province level) to NUTS 0 (country level). A mixed level, combining NUTS 3 and NUTS 2 was defined in order to homogenize the size of the units.


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