Land Monitoring Services

DATA SOURCE

Global

High Resolution satellite imagery forms the input for the creation of many information products and services, such as land cover maps or high resolution layers on land cover characteristics. Having all the satellite imagery available to cover 39 countries of EEA (EEA39), it is worthwhile to process the individual image scenes into a seamless pan-European ortho-rectified mosaic.
POTENTIAL USE CASES Background imagery for applications and hackathons
ACCESS LINK http://land.copernicus.eu/pan-european/high-resolution-image-mosaic/view

http://copernicus.discomap.eea.europa.eu/arcgis/services/GioLand/Core01Cov2_2012/MapServer/WMSServer

DATA SOURCE

Global

The CORINE Land Cover (CLC) inventory was initiated in 1985 (reference year 1990). Updates have been produced in 2000, 2006, and 2012. It consists of an inventory of land cover in 44 classes. CLC uses a Minimum Mapping Unit (MMU) of 25 hectares (ha) for areal phenomena and a minimum width of 100 m for linear phenomena. The time series are complemented by change layers, which highlight changes in land cover with an MMU of 5 ha. Different MMUs mean that the change layer has higher resolution than the status layer. Due to differences in MMUs the difference between two status layers will not equal to the corresponding CLC-Changes layer. If you are interested in CLC-Changes between two neighbor surveys always use the CLC-Change layer.
POTENTIAL USE CASES Land use and cover for applications and hackathons
ACCESS LINK http://land.copernicus.eu/pan-european/corine-land-cover/view

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