Percentage soil sealing by country

Data Visualization Created 29 May 2017 Last modified 20 Jun 2017
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The data source are aggregated country level figures from a version of the CUBE, derived by aggregating the three 100m status layers for imperviousness as published on the Copernicus Land Portal  (see links below). The data was also used for the existing EEA imperviousness indicator for 2006-2009 https://www.eea.europa.eu/data-and-maps/data/external/imperviousness-change-2006-2009-aggregated  and (for the 2012 data) in the indicator publication that is currently ongoing (2009-2012 period). The figures for 2009 are slightly different as opposed to the figures used here https://www.eea.europa.eu/data-and-maps/data/external/imperviousness-change-2006-2009-aggregated due to an improved method of aggregating the original 100m products to country level.

 http://land.copernicus.eu/pan-european/high-resolution-layers/imperviousness/imperviousness-2006/view

 http://land.copernicus.eu/pan-european/high-resolution-layers/imperviousness/imperviousness-2009/view

 http://land.copernicus.eu/pan-european/high-resolution-layers/imperviousness/imperviousness-2012/view

Data sources

Imperviousness density 2009 aggregated to 10km grid cells provided by European Commission
Imperviousness06-09_stats.xls provided by European Union

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European Environment Agency (EEA)
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