Whether you’re monitoring crops, modelling green energy installations or soil sealing, combatting loss of natural resources or just helping countries meet their Sustainable Development Goals, chances are high that you’ll need an accurate and spatially detailed map on land cover and land use. Earth Observation satellites, like those from EU’s flagship programme Copernicus, are key to providing such maps, at a global scale, with free and open access. Land cover maps represent spatial information on different types (classes) of physical coverage of the Earth's surface, e.g. forests, grasslands, croplands, lakes, wetlands. Dynamic land cover maps include transitions of land cover classes over time and hence captures land cover changes. This dataset shows the land cover for the baseline year 2019 with a discrete classification in 23 classes aligned with UN-FAO's Land Cover Classification System.
GOAL 15: Life on land
Sustainable Growth & Jobs Rural Development Territorial Development Urban Development Natural Resources Biodiversity & Wildlife Forests Land Use in Agriculture