The dataset is derived from the set of available datasources that are helping identify the landuse in particular locality. The list of the sources used so far includes:
1) Urban Atlas(European Environmental Agency)
2) OpenStreetMap - tag landuse (OpenStreetMap, 10.12.2015)
3) CORINE Land Cover 2006 (European Environmental Agency)
4) LUCAS / Eurostat - For validation
The order of the data sources is according to the level of detail and, therefore, the priority for data integration.
The data is open and is available for your download. It is harmonized towards Hierarchical INSPIRE Land Use Classification System (HILUCS). So far the data is covering the whole territory of Slovak Republic.
The data model is very simple in order to enable integration of any land use data. It includes the original landuse class (in general, data use different classification systems for landuse/landcover) andthe target class in the HILUCS. The model includes the references to original dataset together with a unique ID. The data model is flexible and can be extended based on user needs.
The resulting dataset is composed of global pan-European data combined, where available, with regional,more detailed data. In this way, we provide the most precise seamless landuse map.
WMS/WFS services of the dataset
SDI4Apps is an EU-funded project coordinated by the University of West Bohemia (Pilsen, CZ). It seeks to build a cloud-based framework with open APIs for data integration. The project is tested through 6 pilot applications. Open Land Use Map is one of them.