Articles | Volume 13, issue 3
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 1119–1133, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-1119-2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 1119–1133, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-1119-2021

Data description paper 19 Mar 2021

Data description paper | 19 Mar 2021

LUCAS Copernicus 2018: Earth-observation-relevant in situ data on land cover and use throughout the European Union

Raphaël d'Andrimont et al.

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LUCAS 2018 Copernicus Data, Raphaël d'Andrimont, Astrid Verhegghen, Michele Meroni, Guido Lemoine, Peter Strobl, Beatrice Eiselt, Momchil Yordanov, Laura Martinez-Sanchez, and Marijn van der Velde https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.12382667.v4

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The Land Use/Cover Area frame Survey (LUCAS) is a regular in situ land cover and land use ground survey exercise that extends over the whole of the European Union. A new LUCAS module specifically tailored to Earth observation was introduced in 2018: the LUCAS Copernicus module. This paper summarizes the LUCAS Copernicus survey and provides the unique resulting data: 58 426 polygons with level-3 land cover (66 specific classes including crop type) and land use (38 classes).