Copernicus Land Monitoring Service - High Resolution Layers - Forests

Prod-ID: DAT-189-en
Created 07 Dec 2017 Published 16 May 2018 Last modified 14 Oct 2020
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The high resolution forest product consists of 3 types of (status) products, and additional change products. The status products are available for 2012, 2015, and 2018 reference years: Tree cover density (TCD) (level of tree cover density in a range from 0-100%) Dominant leaf type (DLT) (broadleaved or coniferous majority) A Forest type product (FTY). The forest type product allows to get as close as possible to the FAO forest definition. In its original (10m (2018) / 20m (2012, 2015)) resolution it consists of two products: 1) a dominant leaf type product that has a MMU of 0.5 ha, as well as a 10% tree cover density threshold applied, and 2) a support layer that maps, based on the dominant leaf type product, trees under agricultural use and in urban context (derived from CLC and imperviousness 2009 data). For the final 100m product trees under agricultural use and urban context from the support layer are removed. NEW for 2018: the 10m 2018 reference year FTY product now also has the agricultural/urban trees removed. In the past this was done only for the 100m product, now it is consistently applied for both the 10m and the 100m FTY products. Change layers The forest change products are new, and comprise a) TCDC: a simple tree cover density change product for 2012-2015 (% increase or decrease of real TCD changes). For the 2015-2018 mapping, the change layer is instead only masking loss and new tree cover. b) experimental complex dominant leaf type change product (DLTC), mapping different types of dominant leaf type changes (not yet available online).

GIS data

Tree cover density status products
  • Tree Cover Density 2018
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  • Tree cover density 2015
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  • Tree cover density 2012
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Forest type status products
  • Forest type 2015
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  • Forest type 2012
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Dominant leaf type status products
  • Dominant leaf type 2018
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  • Dominant leaf type 2015
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  • Dominant leaf type 2012
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Tree cover density change products
  • Tree cover density 2012-2015
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Forest type expert products
  • Forest additional support layer
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