Copernicus Land Monitoring Service - High Resolution Layers - Imperviousness

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Created 22 Nov 2017 Published 22 Nov 2017 Last modified 07 Dec 2017
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Raster data set of built-up and non built-up areas including continuous degree of soil sealing ranging from 0 - 100% in aggregated spatial resolution (100 x 100 m and 20 x 20m) available for the reference years 2006, 2009 and 2012 (latest). Change layers are available for 2006-2009 and 2009-2012.

GIS data

Imperviousness status products
  • Imperviousness 2012
  • Imperviousness 2009
  • Imperviousness 2006
Imperviousness change products
  • Imperviousness change 2009-2012
  • Imperviousness change 2006-2009


Additional information

Please note that a complete revision of the 2006 “degree of soil sealing” dataset was produced in the frame of the FP7 project Geoland2, together with the 2009 imperviousness dataset. Currently the EEA is acting as data-custodian for Geoland2, and users need to request access and sign a license agreement. Please contact for any requests.

We strongly recommend to use the latest imperviousness dataset update for 2012 and the respective change layer 2009-2012.

Please also note that ALL imperviousness products will be fully replaced in early to mid 2018 with fully re-processed and improved status and change products which will be published on the


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