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Continental-scale land cover mapping at 10 m resolution over Europe

A land cover classification for Europe at 10 m resolution produced with a machine learning workflow driven by Sentinel optical and radar satellite imagery. The classification model was trained on land cover reference data form the LUCAS (Land Use/Cover Area frame Survey) dataset. The map represents conditions in 2018. You can read the preprint here

The pixel values, their definitions and suggested hex color codes include: 0 (not mapped #000000), 1 (Artificial land, #CC0303), 2 (Cropland, #CDB400), 3 (Woodland, #235123), 4 (Shrubland, #B76124), 5 (Grassland, #92AF1F), 6 (Bare land, #F7E174), 7 (Water/permanent snow/ice, #2019A4), 8 (Wetland, #AEC3D6).


Venter, Zander S., and Markus AK Sydenham. "Continental-scale land cover mapping at 10 m resolution
over Europe (ELC10)." arXiv preprint arXiv:2104.10922 (2021).


Earth Engine Snippet

var elc10= ee.ImageCollection("projects/sat-io/open-datasets/NINA/ELC10")

Sample Code:

Category Land Cover Class Hex Code
1 Artificial land #CC0303
2 Cropland #CDB400
3 Woodland #235123
4 Shrubland #B76124
5 Grassland #92AF1F
6 Bare land #F7E174
7 Water/permanent snow/ice #2019A4
8 Wetland #AEC3D6

Dataset Citation

Venter, Zander S., & Sydenham, Markus A.K. (2020). ELC10: European 10 m resolution land cover map 2018
(Version 01) [Data set]. Zenodo.


Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International License

Created by: Venter, Zander S., & Sydenham, Markus A.K.

Curated by: Samapriya Roy

Keywords: : land use, europe, land cover, remote sensing, copernicus, sentinel, satellite

Last updated: 2021-04-29