Coastal land use


  • Digital map of coastal land use, considering the CLC level 3 classes, obtained by automatic processing of satellite and ancillary data, followed by subsequent refinement by photointerpretation

Operating scenarios

  • Base knowledge
  • Post event
  • Ordinary Monitoring
  • Extraordinary Monitoring

Technical Specification

Spatial resolution 2 – 10m
Coverage area Max AoI extension: 1000 km2
Geographic accuracy Circular Error 90%: <= 0.5 pixel (half of the spatial resolution)
Information Age 3 years
Measurement uncertainty 10 %
Measurement / projection unitProjection: UTM-WGS84
EO data in input– Hi-res optical data: Sentinel-2, Pléiades, GeoEye
– Hi-res SAR data: COSMO SkyMed, TerraSAR-X, Sentinel-1
Input data usedThe following input data are to be considered optional, but if available they will be used for the creation of the map to increase its accuracy and reduce the need for manual corrections:
– Coastline map
– Land cover / land use
– High Resolution Layers (from Copernicus Land Monitoring Services)
Data used for validationGround truth or cartography supplied by the users
FormatGIS file: shapefile
Metadata: standard ISO 19115, and compliant with INSPIRE 2007/2/CE and with Italian regulation “D.Lgs. n. 32 del 27/01/2010”
Refresh rate3 months


Coastal land use map of the Petacciato area, obtained using Sentinel-2 data