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ahmadsidani Jul 26, 2016 12:36 PM
any classification for Land Cover/Use Level 5 ?
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EEA Aug 04, 2016 09:40 AM
As its currently holiday season many staff members are on leave, so we wont be able to provide an answer before next week hopefully. We will follow up as soon as possible.
EEA Aug 08, 2016 10:10 AM
The standard European CLC classification replies on a level-3 nomenclature. It means that classes are represented by three digit codes. The European CLC methodology allows for using a more detailed thematic classification to describe land cover/use better in the country, if needed. In CLC2016 some level-4 classes were used e.g. by Estonia (for transitional woodland-shrub, wetlands and peatlands) or Turkey (more detailed mapping of built-up areas, separating green-houses, more details regarding irrigation, separating areas with high salt content). Level-5 data (as country specific) are retained by the country and should be aggregated in European dataset.
In the examples of Estonia and Turkey only the most important classes are mapped with more thematic details with photointerpretation. Around 2000 a national land cover/use project in Hungary (CLC50) applied a wall-to-wall mapping of the whole country by using a CLC Level-4/5 nomenclature.
More systematic use of level-5 classes can be found in countries applying a semiautomatic solution for land cover/ use mapping (e.g. Finland, Sweden, Spain (SIOSE) and recently Germany (DLM-DE). These classes reflect national need and no European harmonisation exists. These national Land cover/use datasets (with higher geometric and thematic detail) are generalised / are aggregated to yield the European dataset.
See some details in a recent publication:
Chapter 26: Detailed CLC data – Member States with CLC level-4/level-5 and (semi-) automated solutions, in: Jan Feranec, Tomas Soukup, Gerard Hazeu, and Gabriel Jaffrain: European Landscape Dynamics: CORINE Land Cover Data, CRC Press (2016)
DavidUGR Sep 28, 2016 08:01 PM
Hello! I am very interested in this topic and in the publication that you have included in the previous comment. However, I can´t acces through my university to it and I have found so difficult get access to any part of that book. Would you know any possibility to get the book or, at lest, gain access to the cited chapter?
EEA Sep 29, 2016 10:46 AM
Unfortunately no. It is not our book; it is accessible on normal market terms.