Corine Land Cover
The Corine Land Cover (Coordination of Information on the Environment Land Cover, CLC) is referring to a European programme establishing a computerised inventory on land cover of the 27 EC member states and other European countries, at an original scale of 1: 100 000, using 44 classes of the 3-level Corine nomenclature.
It is produced by the European Environment Agency (EEA) and its member countries and is based on the results of IMAGE2000, a satellite imaging programme undertaken jointly by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission and the EEA ().
Technical parameters of Corine Land Cover
Technical parameters of Corine Land Cover:
- CLC mapping scale is 1:100.000
- minimum mapping unit (MMU) is 25 hectares
- minimum width of linear elements is 100 metres
- MMUS for Land Cover Changes (LCC) since 2000 is 5 hectares.
- 38 countries with a total area of 5.8 Mkm2 participate
- the standard CLC nomenclature includes 44 land cover classes, grouped in a three-level hierarchy. Five main categories are "artificial surfaces", "agricultural areas", "forest and semi-natural areas", "wetlands", "water bodies"
The following table details the suggested tag conversion during import. The WikiProject Corine Land Cover/Corine Data Import page gives details of suitable code to do so.
- WikiProject Corine Land Cover (projects for various European countries to import the data)
- Corine Data Import (code to support the import)
- CLC2006 european website (don't work)