Urban morphological zones changes 1990-2000

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Created 14 Mar 2011 Published 15 Mar 2011 Last modified 25 Aug 2017
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F3v0 - Urban morphological zones (UMZ) are defined by Corine land cover classes considered to contribute to the urban tissue and function

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UMZ CHANGES 1990-2000
o UMZ90_ID: Unique identifier of each UMZ90
o UMZ00_ID: Unique identifier of each UMZ00
o CHANGES: + (Urban sprawl between 1990 and 2000) or – (UMZ reduction)
o Area_ha: Area in hectares


Urban morphological zones changes - Methodology

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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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