|Description||CORINE Land Cover project
From 1985 to 1990 the European Commission has realised
the CORINE Programme (Coordination of Information on the Environment). In 1991 it was
decided to extend three main CORINE inventories (Biotopes, Corinair and Land Cover) to the
Central and Eastern European countries.
The update procedure is under development.
The project demonstrated the possibility of the use of CORINE Land Cover data for practical applications in the field of hydrology and water management. Similar projects were implemented in Slovakia and Romania.
One of the most important pollutants in rivers is phosphorus. Phosphorus transport into the rivers of the Zagyva (Hungary) catchment was modelled in a two-year period using a raster GIS technology. The MINDER (Model Input Nutrients, Determine Eutrophication Risk) model (developed by WRc – Swindon, UK) uses several data components such as: topographic data (DTM), land cover data (CORINE Land Cover map) and related coefficients for modelling phosphorus export and evapotranspiration, soils data (hydrological parameters), meteorological data, phosphorus point source pollution data, time series of discharge data and phosphorus concentration data. The model predicts river discharge and produces phosphorus load data (phosphorus concentration in any point of the river network). The agreement of modelled parameters (discharge, concentration) and measured data is acceptable. The model can be used in planning sustainable agriculture in the region.
Delimitation of the urban agglomeration of Budapest
The project – within the programme “Remoter Sensing and Urban Statistics” of EUROSTAT – was carried out with the collaboration of Hungarian Central Statistical Office and the Local Government of Zugló. The potential of Earth observation data were tested for establishing the standardised digital coverage of urban agglomeration of Budapest according to European nomenclature CLUSTER and the possibilities were analysed to detect changes over time. High-resolution satellite images (IRS-1C and COSMOS KVR-1000) together with digital cadastral boundaries of 78 settlements of the agglomeration were processed and analysed. The CORINE Land Cover technology was adapted and extended for this purpose. Data base according to CLUSTER–level II was created for the entire area of the agglomeration and according CLUSTER–level IV for Zugló district. Based on the results of the computer aided visual classification the delimitation of urban morphological zone has been created.
|Contact person||FÖMI Remote Sensing Centre, Dr. Éva Csató|
|Common users||data supply|
|Comment||CORINE LAND COVER mapsheet no. 54.
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