Applied procedures: The map of dominant landscape types was produced from a spatial modelling technique based on CLC2000 and CORILIS mapping. It uses a 10 km smoothing radius applied to five aggregated CLC classes, namely urban/artificial, intensive agriculture, pastures/mosaics, forests and semi-natural/natural land. The dominant character has been assigned according to the rankings of the CORILIS values in each cell. In the example shown the dominant class has been assigned on the basis of the largest value of the mean + standard deviation, calculated at the level of biogeographic regions of Europe (details of the methodology are given in Section 8.3.3). The "composite landscape" class shows those areas where the algorithm used could not identify any dominant type.
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