Corine land cover 2012 for the UK, Jersey and Guernsey

Published by Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.   Licensed under [Open Government Licence] Open Government Licence & “Copyright rests with the European Commission; Acknowledgement: Produced by the University of Leicester, The Centre for Landscape and Climate Research and Specto Natura and supported by Defra and the European Environment Agency under Grant Agreement 3541/B2012/R0-GIO/EEA.55055 with funding by the European Union.; If you reuse this data, you should cite: Cole, B., King, S., Ogutu, B., Palmer, D., Smith, G., Balzter, H. (2015). Corine land cover 2012 for the UK, Jersey and Guernsey. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre; This resource is made available under the terms of the Open Government Licence (”. Read More
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Provider: NERC Environmental Information Data Centre

Responsible Party: The University of Leicester (originator, author); Environmental Information Data Centre (custodian); Specto Natura (author); NERC Environmental Information Data Centre (publisher)

Towns & Cities
  1. This dataset for the UK, Jersey and Guernsey contains the Corine Land Cover (CLC) for 2012 (CLC2012). This dataset has been created from combining the 2012 land cover layers from the individual CLC files for the UK, Jersey and Guernsey. CLC is a dataset produced within the frame of the Initial Operations of the Copernicus programme (the European Earth monitoring programme previously known as GMES) on land monitoring. CLC provides consistent information on land cover and land cover changes across Europe. This inventory was initiated in 1985 (initial year 1990) and then established a time series of land cover information with updates in 2000 and 2006 the last one being the 2012 reference year. CLC products are based on the analysis 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:
  2. 44 classes in the hierarchical three level Corine nomenclature;
  3. Minimum mapping unit (MMU) for status layers is 25 hectares;
  4. Minimum width of linear elements is 100 metres; 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.
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Dataset Extent

Latitude: 60.8609° to 49.8638°
Longitude: -8.6483° to 1.76754°

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Additional Information

Added to 02/12/2015
Theme Towns & Cities
Themes (secondary) Mapping
Temporal coverage 1/1/2006 - 31/12/2012
Harvest URL
Harvest date 20/02/2018 12:10
Metadata date 15/2/2018
Harvest GUID 32533dd6-7c1b-43e1-b892-e80d61a5ea1d
Harvest source reference
Extent Latitude: 60.86099° to 49.86382°
Longitude: -8.648393° to 1.767549°
Spatial reference system 4326
Dataset reference date 17/7/2015 (publication)
Frequency of update notPlanned
Responsible party The University of Leicester (originator, author); Environmental Information Data Centre (custodian); Specto Natura (author); NERC Environmental Information Data Centre (publisher)
Access constraints Registration is required to access this data
ISO19139 resource type dataset
Metadata language English
Schema/Vocabulary No value
Code list No value
Service Level No value
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