The main objective of the project is to demonstrate the feasible European level harmonisation of land use and land cover datasets taking into account both data categorisation and data models, for any of their possible uses and users, through the development of user oriented value-added services.

The specific objectives of the project are:

  • to make the assessment of relevant information related to the harmonisation of land use and land cover datasets:
    • previous harmonisation initiatives and related results:
      • data models
      • data categorisation
    • users: types of users and users’ real needs (from the point of view of the applications);
  • to make a proposal for the harmonisation of land use and land cover datasets based on the previously gathered practical experience;
  • to make the development and optimisation of common data sharing infrastructure (based on web services) needed for the management of the harmonised land use and land cover datasets coming from different sources, allowing to make the visualization and overlay of the information;
  • to make the implementation of 3 pilot projects making use of the previous web services demonstrating the feasibility of the harmonisation of these datasets and providing some value added service to a certain type of end users;
  • to make the assessment and disseminate the obtained pilot results within their respective fields of action;
  • to promote the creation of an experts’ network composed of producers and users of this information.

Running Project (since 2010)

HLANDATA website

HLANDATA geoportal

Project partners:
Gobierno de Navarra
Technology Development Forum
Slovak Environmental Agency
CEIT ALANOVA gemeinnützige GmbH

Funding programme:
This project is partially funded under the ICT Policy Support Programme (ICT PSP) as part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme by the European Community

Clemens Beyer,
6 Sept 2011, 02:59