Towards an European Land Cover Monitoring Service and High-Resolution Layers

  • Steffen Kuntz
  • Elisabeth Schmeer
  • Markus Jochum
  • Geoffrey Smith
Chapter
Part of the Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing book series (RDIP, volume 18)

Abstract

The current global economic crisis forces nations to pinch and scrape on all their expenses. At the same time the demand for more and better information on the state of environment is increasing, together with more obligations to report on development and to estimate the impacts of environmental and spatial planning policies. Both needs may motivate a much stronger use of remote sensing, as so-called “free data” covering large regions or even continents become more and more important.

Keywords

Land Cover Biophysical Parameter CORINE Land Cover Snow Cover Fraction Minimum Mapping Unit 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Steffen Kuntz
    • 1
  • Elisabeth Schmeer
    • 1
  • Markus Jochum
    • 1
  • Geoffrey Smith
    • 2
  1. 1.Airbus Defense and Space/Infoterra GmbHImmenstaadGermany
  2. 2.Specto Natura Ltd.CambridgeUK

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