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Study on Land Use/Land Cover Data

Point of contact
Ali Nadir Arslan
Finnish Meteorological Institute
Erik Palménin aukio 1
FI-00560 Helsinki
Phone: +358-50-3203386


The fastest growing landscape areas are urban regions in Europe. Therefore, it is important to have accurate and relevant information about the status and changes in Land Use/Land Cover in these dynamically developing areas. An important Land Use/Land Cover database oriented in the urban areas has been produced within the Copernicus programme. It is called the Urban Atlas (UA). This study has confirmed a high relevancy of this Copernicus data for a monitoring the urban areas.