CORINE Land Cover database

Full screen map : CORINE Land Cover 2012
Other web mapping : and

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RESPONSIBLE PARTY, National Land Survey of Iceland
SPATIAL EXTENT, Cutted to Hekluskogar region
ABSTRACT, Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2012 and CLC change 2006-2012 are two of the datasets produced within the frame of the Initial Operations of the Copernicus programme (the European Earth monitoring programme previously known as GMES) on land monitoring.Corine Land Cover (CLC) provides consistent information on land cover and land cover changes across Europe. This inventory was initiated in 1985 (reference year 1990) and established a time series of land cover information with updates in 2000 and 2006 being the last one the 2012 reference year.CLC products are based on photointerpretation of satellite images by national teams of participating countries – the EEA member and cooperating countries – following a standard methodology and nomenclature with the following base parameters: 44 classes in the hierarchical three level Corine nomenclature; minimum mapping unit (MMU) for status layers is 25 hectares; minimum width of linear elements is 100 metres; minimum mapping unit (MMU) for Land Cover Changes (LCC) for the change layers is 5 hectares. The resulting national land cover inventories are further integrated into a seamless land cover map of Europe.Land cover and land use (LCLU) information is important not only for land change research\, but also more broadly for the monitoring of environmental change\, policy support\, the creation of environmental indicators and reporting. CLC datasets provide important datasets supporting the implementation of key priority areas of the Environment Action Programmes of the European Union as protecting ecosystems\, halting the loss of biological diversity\, tracking the impacts of climate change\, assessing developments in agriculture and implementing the EU Water Framework Directive\, among others.More about the Corine Land Cover (CLC) and Copernicus land monitoring data in general can be found at
LEGAL CONSTRAINTS, Access to data is governed by Commission delegated regulation (EU) No 1159/13 of 12.7.2013 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 911/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Earth monitoring programme (GMES) by establishing registration and licensing conditions for GMES users and defining criteria for restricting access to GMES dedicated data and GMES service information. []Although Regulation (EU) No 911/2010 was repealed by Regulation (EU) No 377/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 April 2014 establishing the Copernicus Programme\, any measure adopted on the basis of Regulation (EU) No 911/2010 shall remain valid under Article 33 (2) of Regulation (EU) No 377/2014 [].Without prejudice to the provisions contained in the Commission delegated regulation (EU) No 1159/13 (in particular under Chapters 2 and 3)\, free\, full and open access to this data set is made on the conditions that:1. When distributing or communicating Copernicus dedicated data and Copernicus service information to the public\, users shall inform the public of the source of that data and information.2. Users shall make sure not to convey the impression to the public that the user’s activities are officially endorsed by the Union.3. Where that data or information has been adapted or modified\, the user shall clearly state this.In addition\, articles I.10.2 (ownership/use of results) and I.10.4 (visibility) of grant agreement for an action established between EEA and the “participating country” for implementing the pan-European continental component of the Copernicus Land Monitoring service also apply\, implying that any information and data produced in the framework of the action shall be the sole property of the European Union and that any communication and publication by the beneficiary shall acknowledge that the action was carried out “with funding by the European Union”.
REFERENCES, land_cover.pdf
DATA SOURCE, The Icelandic geoportal ~~
Metadata of the layer ~~
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