External Data Spec

COPERNICUS Remote Sensing data

External Data Spec Published 07 Nov 2016
The pan-European component is coordinated by the European Environment Agency (EEA) and produces satellite image mosaics, land cover / land use (LC/LU) information in the CORINE Land Cover data, and the High Resolution Layers.  The CORINE Land Cover is provided for 1990, 2000, 2006 and 2012. This vector-based dataset includes 44 land cover and land use classes. The time-series also includes a land-change layer, highlighting changes in land cover and land-use. The high-resolution layers (HRL) are raster-based datasets which provides information about different land cover characteristics and is complementary to land-cover mapping (e.g. CORINE) datasets. Five HRLs describe some of the main land cover characteristics: impervious (sealed) surfaces (e.g. roads and built up areas), forest areas, (semi-) natural grasslands, wetlands, and permanent water bodies. The High-Resolution Image Mosaic is a seamless pan-European ortho-rectified raster mosaic based on satellite imagery covering 39 countries. 


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