Technical and methodological guide for updating corine land cover database
At each level the defined classes are mutually exclusive. Comparability with other sources Compatibility of the adopted definitions with the main international concepts and definitions is guaranteed.Additional parameters have been introduced where needed to allow the match, while keeping a independency and flexibility in the main item classification.Most of the existing information on land cover and land use is based on mixed classification of land cover and land use (as the CORINE Land Cover classification).When data from the two different dimensions needs to be matched, compared and/or combined this distinction is particularly worthwhile.Further information on the mapping can be found in Chapter 3.4 of Quality Report 2015.
A mixed panel approach is used, so some points are visited in subsequent years.
The survey also provides territorial information to analyse the interactions between agriculture, environment and countryside, such as irrigation and land management.
The aim of the LUCAS survey is to gather harmonised information on land use, land cover and environmental parameters.
Transect indicators on landscape features related to the sigle point (diversity and richness) are also part of the information available for free download.
Micro data Land cover, land use and environmental parameters associated to the single surveyed points are available freely for download in the LUCAS dedicated section.
Land spanning more than 0.5 hectares with trees higher than 5 meters and a canopy.