Copernicus CORINE Land Cover

COPERNICUS/CORINE/V18_5_1/100m
Dataset Availability
1986-01-01T00:00:00 - 2012-12-31T00:00:00
Dataset Provider
Earth Engine Snippet
ee.ImageCollection("COPERNICUS/CORINE/V18_5_1/100m")
Tags
corine clc landcover copernicus eea esa eu

Description

The CORINE (coordination of information on the environment) Land Cover (CLC) inventory was initiated in 1985 to standardize data collection on land in Europe to support environmental policy development. The project is coordinated by the European Environment Agency (EEA) in the frame of the EU Copernicus programme and implemented by national teams. The number of participating countries has increased over time currently including 33 (EEA) member countries and six cooperating countries (EEA39) with a total area of over 5.8 Mkm2.

The reference year of the first CLC inventory was 1990 and the first update created in 2000. Later, the update cycle has become 6 years. Satellite imagery provides the geometrical and thematic basis for mapping with in-situ data as essential ancillary information. The basic technical parameters of CLC (i.e. 44 classes in nomenclature, 25 hectares minimum mapping unit (MMU), and 100 meters minimum mapping width) have not changed since the beginning, therefore the results of the different inventories are comparable.

Bands

Resolution
100 meters

Bands

Name Description
landcover

Land cover

landcover Class Table

Value Color Description
1 E6004D Artificial surfaces > Urban fabric > Continuous urban fabric
2 FF0000 Artificial surfaces > Urban fabric > Discontinuous urban fabric
3 CC4DF2 Artificial surfaces > Industrial, commercial, and transport units > Industrial or commercial units
4 CC0000 Artificial surfaces > Industrial, commercial, and transport units > Road and rail networks and associated land
5 E6CCCC Artificial surfaces > Industrial, commercial, and transport units > Port areas
6 E6CCE6 Artificial surfaces > Industrial, commercial, and transport units > Airports
7 A600CC Artificial surfaces > Mine, dump, and construction sites > Mineral extraction sites
8 A64DCC Artificial surfaces > Mine, dump, and construction sites > Dump sites
9 FF4DFF Artificial surfaces > Mine, dump, and construction sites > Construction sites
10 FFA6FF Artificial surfaces > Artificial, non-agricultural vegetated areas > Green urban areas
11 FFE6FF Artificial surfaces > Artificial, non-agricultural vegetated areas > Sport and leisure facilities
12 FFFFA8 Agricultural areas > Arable land > Non-irrigated arable land
13 FFFF00 Agricultural areas > Arable land > Permanently irrigated land
14 E6E600 Agricultural areas > Arable land > Rice fields
15 E68000 Agricultural areas > Permanent crops > Vineyards
16 F2A64D Agricultural areas > Permanent crops > Fruit trees and berry plantations
17 E6A600 Agricultural areas > Permanent crops > Olive groves
18 E6E64D Agricultural areas > Pastures > Pastures
19 FFE6A6 Agricultural areas > Heterogeneous agricultural areas > Annual crops associated with permanent crops
20 FFE64D Agricultural areas > Heterogeneous agricultural areas > Complex cultivation patterns
21 E6CC4D Agricultural areas > Heterogeneous agricultural areas > Land principally occupied by agriculture, with significant areas of natural vegetation
22 F2CCA6 Agricultural areas > Heterogeneous agricultural areas > Agro-forestry areas
23 80FF00 Forest and semi natural areas > Forests > Broad-leaved forest
24 00A600 Forest and semi natural areas > Forests > Coniferous forest
25 4DFF00 Forest and semi natural areas > Forests > Mixed forest
26 CCF24D Forest and semi natural areas > Scrub and/or herbaceous vegetation associations > Natural grasslands
27 A6FF80 Forest and semi natural areas > Scrub and/or herbaceous vegetation associations > Moors and heathland
28 A6E64D Forest and semi natural areas > Scrub and/or herbaceous vegetation associations > Sclerophyllous vegetation
29 A6F200 Forest and semi natural areas > Scrub and/or herbaceous vegetation associations > Transitional woodland-shrub
30 E6E6E6 Forest and semi natural areas > Open spaces with little or no vegetation > Beaches, dunes, sands
31 CCCCCC Forest and semi natural areas > Open spaces with little or no vegetation > Bare rocks
32 CCFFCC Forest and semi natural areas > Open spaces with little or no vegetation > Sparsely vegetated areas
33 000000 Forest and semi natural areas > Open spaces with little or no vegetation > Burnt areas
34 A6E6CC Forest and semi natural areas > Open spaces with little or no vegetation > Glaciers and perpetual snow
35 A6A6FF Wetlands > Inland wetlands > Inland marshes
36 4D4DFF Wetlands > Inland wetlands > Peat bogs
37 CCCCFF Wetlands > Maritime wetlands > Salt marshes
38 E6E6FF Wetlands > Maritime wetlands > Salines
39 A6A6E6 Wetlands > Maritime wetlands > Intertidal flats
40 00CCF2 Water bodies > Inland waters > Water courses
41 80F2E6 Water bodies > Inland waters > Water bodies
42 00FFA6 Water bodies > Marine waters > Coastal lagoons
43 A6FFE6 Water bodies > Marine waters > Estuaries
44 E6F2FF Water bodies > Marine waters > Sea and ocean

Image Properties

Image Properties

Name Type Description
landcover_class_names STRING_LIST

Land cover class names

landcover_class_palette STRING_LIST

Land cover class palette

landcover_class_values INT_LIST

Value of the land cover classification.

Terms of Use

Terms of Use

Access to data is based on a principle of full, open, and free access as established by the Copernicus data and information policy Regulation (EU) No 1159/2013 of 12 July 2013. For more information visit: https://land.copernicus.eu/pan-european/corine-land-cover/clc-2012?tab=metadata.

Explore in Earth Engine

var dataset = ee.Image('COPERNICUS/CORINE/V18_5_1/100m/2012');
var landCover = dataset.select('landcover');
Map.setCenter(16.436, 39.825, 6);
Map.addLayer(landCover, {}, 'Land Cover');

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