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Corine Land Cover

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CORINE Land Cover (CLC) offers a pan-European land cover and land use inventory with 44 thematic classes within the following main categories of land cover areas:

  • man-made environment or artificial surfaces, 
  • agricultural areas, 
  • forest, natural and semi-natural areas, 
  • wetlands and 
  • water bodies. 

The product includes status and change layers, available as vector and as 100 m raster data and is updated every six years—with the most recent update made in 2018. 

The status layers have a Minimum Mapping Unit (MMU) of 25 hectares (ha) for areal phenomena and a Minimum Mapping Width (MMW) of 100 m for linear phenomena. The change layers, highlight changes in land cover with a MMU of 5 ha. Different MMUs mean that the change layer has higher resolution than the status layer. Due to differences in MMUs the difference between two status layers will not equal to the corresponding CLC Change (CHA) layer.

The vector CLC maps of Cyprus for the years 2000, 2006, 2012, 2018 and the relevant change layers can be downloaded from here. The pan-European vector & raster datasets can be downloaded from the official Copernicus Land Monitoring Service website on

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Organization Τμήμα Περιβάλλοντος
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POLYGON ((31.773316 34.392085, 31.773316 35.990137, 34.97199 35.990137, 34.97199 34.392085, 31.773316 34.392085))
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English (United Kingdom)
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Anastasia Priki
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