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These proceedings contain papers presented at an European Communities (EC) workshop on the Computerization of Land Use Data held in Pisa, Italy, 1987. Contributions from the workshop held in Bonn, Federal Republic of Germany, 1986, are also included. The digitization of the Soil Map (1:1 000 000 scale) of the European Communities was initiated as one of the main elements of the CORINE project of Directorate-General XI/Environment, Consumer Protection and Nuclear Safety. The work has been undertaken by the Ministry of Agriculture, Bureau of Land Data (ADK) in Denmark. A digital version of the map is now complete and the database will provide a solid foundation for future land use planning. The Bonn Workshop in 1986 was a milestone in the work of the Computerization of Land Data Group. Examples of thematic mapping from the analysis of computerized soil and land data (in Germany and Italy) were presented. Further developments of soil information systems in Community countries (Netherlands and UK) and the publication of the Land Data Catalogue were notable achievements. At the Pisa Workshop, the importance of thematic models for application to EC databases (soil, climate and land use) was emphasized. The papers which follow cover the main aspects of the workshop - interpretation of the EC Soil Map; thematic mapping, national case studies; progress in data collection in member states - in addition to projects of longer duration such as the Catalogue and the Soil Map.

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Authors: JONES R J A, Soil Survey and Land Research Centre, Silsoe Campus, Silsoe, Bedford (GB);BIAGI B (EDITORS), CNR Istituto Elaborazione Informazione, Pisa (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11151 EN (1989) FS, 156 pp., ECU 12.50
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ISBN: ISBN 92-825-9686-9;CD-NA-
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