Technical and methodological guide for updating corine land cover database
The survey also provides territorial information to analyse the interactions between agriculture, environment and countryside, such as irrigation and land management.
The aim of the LUCAS survey is to gather harmonised information on land use, land cover and environmental parameters.
Since the LUCAS surveys are carried out in-situ, this means that observations are made and registered on the ground by field surveyors.
Micro data Land cover, land use and environmental parameters associated to the single surveyed points are available freely for download in the LUCAS dedicated section.
From the LUCAS survey in situ data collection, different types of information are obtained: - Micro data - Images - Statistical tables 1.
A specific topsoil module was implemented in 2009, in 2012 (partly) and in 2015.
2006 data is considered pilot and has not been used to produce estimates.
Since 2006, EUROSTAT has carried out LUCAS surveys every three years.
For example, land cover 'grassland' relates to the actual coverage of the soil (basically spontaneous vegetation) while its use can vary from private gardens to public parks to agriculture and others.