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Land and Ecosystem Accounting (LEAC)

What is the surface covered by forests in Europe? Has this surface increased or decreased between 1990 and 2000? Which of the European countries has got the major increase of artificial surfaces in its coastal area between 1990 and 2000?

LEAC Land and Ecosystem AccountingThese are basic questions that can be answered in few minutes using the tools provided by the LEAC project (ETC-LUSI, European Topic Centre on Land Use and Spatial Information). LEAC is based on a powerful methodology that allows the spatial analysis of land cover change through all the European territory.

Online data and layers

  • Databases
    The core data of the LEAC project have been structured in a relational database model in order to allow quick and easy analyses. These databases have been made publicly accessible through the Internet.
  • Layers
    From the LEAC database, various geographical layers have been derived such as land cover flows, Corilis, the green potential background layer and the dominant land-cover types.

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