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European Environment Agency
Kongens Nytorv 6 Copenhagen - 1050 Denmark

Coastal Zones 2018 (vector), Feb. 2021

Type: datasetLicense: not specifiedCategory: imagery, base maps, earth coverScale: 1 / 10000Last update: 2 years ago

The Coastal Zones (CZ) LC/LU product for 2018 is providing a detailed Land Cover / Land Use (LC/ LU) dataset for areas along the coastline of the EEA38 countries and the United Kingdom, with reference year 2018 for the classification. This product monitors landscape dynamics in European coastal territory to an inland depth of 10 km with a total area of approximately 730,000 km², with all the relevant areas (estuaries, coastal lowlands, nature reserves). The production of the coastal zone layers was coordinated by the European Environment Agency (EEA) in the frame of the EU Copernicus programme, as part of the Copernicus Land Monitoring Service (CLMS) Local Component.

The Coastal Zones product covers a buffer zone of coastline derived from EU-Hydro v1.1. Land Cover/Land Use (LC/LU) layer is extracted from Very High Resolution (VHR) satellite data and other available data. The class definitions follow the pre-defined nomenclature on the basis of Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystems…

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Computer assisted visual mapping of LC/LU for reference year 2018. The main dataset for visual image interpretation of reference year 2018 was the VHR_IMAGE_2018 dataset (Optical VHR coverage of EEA-39 2017-2019), consisting of 2m Pléiades, Kompsat 3/3A, SuperView-1 and 4m SPOT-6/7, TripleSat, PlanetScope and Deimos satellite data. The nomenclature is the basis of the MAES typology of ecosystems adapted to the specific needs of coastal zones monitoring and it is composed by 71 classes. Positional Accuracy: less than 5 m (according to geo-location accuracy of satellite imagery delivered by ESA: less than 5m RMSE). Thematic accuracy (area-corrected Overall Accuracy): 97.7%. Accuracy Assessment approach: Stratified Random Point Sampling with 60001 sampling points. Interpretation of sampling points has been performed on the best available reference data. The Minimum Mapping Unit is 0.5 ha. The Minimum Mapping Width is 10 m. More information about this product can be found here: https…

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Creation date: November 12, 2020
Update frequency: continual




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