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European Environment Agency
Kongens Nytorv 6 Copenhagen - 1050 Denmark

High Resolution Layer: Water and Wetness 2018 (raster 10m) - version 2, Nov. 2020

Type: datasetLicense: not specifiedCategory: imagery, base maps, earth coverResolution: 10 metersLast update: 3 years ago
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The Copernicus High Resolution Water and Wetness (WAW) 2018 layer is a thematic product showing the occurrence of water and wet surfaces over the period from 2012 to 2018 for the EEA38 area and the United Kingdom. Two products are available:

  • The main Water and Wetness (WAW) product, with defined classes of (1) permanent water, (2) temporary water, (3) permanent wetness and (4) temporary wetness.
  • The additional expert product: Water and Wetness Probability Index (WWPI). The products show the occurrence of water and indicate the degree of wetness in a physical sense, assessed independently of the actual vegetation cover and are thus not limited to a specific land cover class and their relative frequencies. The production of the High Resolution Water and Wetness layers was coordinated by the European Environment Agency (EEA) in the frame of the EU Copernicus programme. The dataset is provided as 10 meter rasters in 100 x 100 km tiles grouped according to the EEA38 countries…
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Quality assurance follows the ISO9000 standards for Quality Management and comprises of dedicated procedures of on-going quality checks (QA breakpoints) during implementation of the production chain, in order to keep persistent control over the various stages of production, assure fitness-for-purpose of the end-products and that all quality requirements are fulfilled. Priority will be given to the target thematic accuracies to be achieved by each product, as well as to the issues of product consistency (spatial, thematic, temporal) and homogeneity. Quality Assessment: The quality assessment has been performed according to INSPIRE Data Specifications. The data quality elements considered are: (i) Completeness, (ii) Logical Consistency, (iii) Thematic Accuracy, (iv) Temporal quality and (v) Usability. Each of them (excl. the Thematic Accuracy hereafter) forms a section in the QA/QC Procedures.

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Creation date: August 18, 2020
Update frequency: continual




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