Urban morphological zones 2006

Prod-ID: DAT-114-en
Created 09 Jan 2014 Published 27 Jun 2014 Last modified 26 Jan 2022
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Urban morphological zones (UMZ) are defined by Corine land cover classes considered to contribute to the urban tissue and function

GIS data

Vector data
  • UMZ2006
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  • UMZ2006_sqlite
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INSPIRE compliant metadata set
  • INSPIRE metadata
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Urban morphological zones - Methodology
  • RpD_UMZ_Methodology_f3.0
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Additional information

ESRI compliant .prj file
  • etrs_1989_laea_l52_m10.prj
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Additional information

An Urban Morphological Zone can be defined as “A set of urban areas laying less than 200m apart”.
Those urban areas are defined from land cover classes contributing to the urban tissue and function.
The Corine Land Cover classes used to build the Urban Morphological Zone dataset are the following ones:
Core Classes
111 – Continuous urban fabric
112 – Discontinuous urban fabric
121 – Industrial or commercial units
141 – Green urban areas
Enlarged core classes: 123 (Port areas), 124 (Airports) and 142 (Sport and leisure facilities), are also considered if they are neighbours to the core classes or to one of them touching the core classes.
122 (Road and rail networks) and 511 (Water courses), when neighbours to the enlarged core classes, cut by 300m buffer.
Forests & scrub (311,312,313,322,323,324), when they are completely within the core classes.



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