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 ().
While this means that, legally, it can be imported into OpenStreetMap, the Import Guidelines still apply to individual imports, i.e. you must not simply go ahead and import the data without first discussing with the community. The data might be very outdated for your country, or require lots of conflation work, and the community will want to see your concept for that.
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)