European Consortium led by Infoterra to perform Land Cover Mapping for EEA

European Consortium led by Infoterra to perform Land Cover Mapping for EEA

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Germany, 24 May 2007: Starting this month, a European service provider network led by Infoterra will map built-up areas and soil sealing for Europe. By 2008, the consortium will cover 5.8 mio square kilometres at 20 m resolution for the reference year of 2006.

This project has recently been awarded by the European Environment Agency (EEA) as one of the first pan-European geo-information services within the GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security) initiative of the European Commission (EC) and the European Space Agency (ESA).

The service provider network consists of GeoVille (Austria), GISAT (Czech Republic), Metria (Sweden), Planetek Italia (Italy), Tragsatec (Spain), and Infoterra (Germany).