Corine Landcover 2006


The CORINE (Coordination of information on the environment) program was started by the European Environment Agency (EEA) in 1985. Land cover information was introduced with the CORINE land cover (CLC) dataset for reference year 1990. The CLC database has been updated three times (CLC2000, CLC2006 and CLC2012). CLC is now implemented in all EU countries, most of the Central and Eastern European countries, as well as in Norway and Iceland (EEA 2007). The same hierarchical (three levels) classification system for land cover is used throughout the whole Europe. The first level has five classes of land cover. The second level has 15 classes the third level has 44 classes of land cover. Working scale of CLC is 1: 100.000.The smallest mapping unit is 25 hectares. CLC datasets for Norway are produced by automatic generalization of existing high-resolution national land resource datasets supplemented with input from topographic maps and various public databases.

Specific usage

Visulization and analysis at pan-european level


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Contact information

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Contact metadata:
Ingvild Nystuen, – Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research

Contact owner:
Jostein Frydenlund, – Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research

Contact publisher:
Ingvild Nystuen, – Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research


Spatial representation: Vector

  • Shape
  • GML

Distribution type: Geonorge download

Units of distribution: County, Country

Reference systems:
  • EUREF 89 Geografisk (ETRS 89) 2d
  • EUREF89 UTM sone 32, 2d
  • EUREF89 UTM sone 33, 2d
  • EUREF89 UTM sone 35, 2d
  • WGS84 UTM sone 32, 2d
  • WGS84 UTM sone 33, 2d
  • WGS84 UTM Zone 35, 2d
  • WGS84 Geografisk


Use limitations: No conditions apply

Access constraints: Open data

Use constraints: License

Other constraints: Ingen

Licence: Norsk lisens for offentlige data (NLOD)

Security constraints: Unclassified


The CORINE land cover maps are in general manually or semi -automatically digitized from satellite images. They reflect land use in years around 1990, 2000, 2006 and 2012. Further information can be found here: CLC2012 was compiled using the same method, but with CLC2006 as the basis.

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