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This article gives a brief description of the land use database which is being established under the direction of the EU. Emphasis is on the description of superior conditions. Some of the figures from the original English edition have been included in order to underline the difficulties that can arise from a common European thematic mapping. A problem regarding the use of the terms land cover and land use is stressed. This is apparent in the title of the programme, CORINE Land Cover, in spite of the fact that many of the classes in the mapping are actually descriptions of land use.

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Authors: FOLVING S, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Tidsskrift for Dansk Kartografisk Selskab, No. 16 (1994) pp. 11-16
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