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A new area frame survey started this year in the 15 Member States of the European Union. This LUCAS project (Land Use / Cover Area Frame Statistical Survey) adopts a two stage point sampling approach (100.000 points clustered in 10.000 primary sampling units). The survey being multipurpose (agriculture, environment, countryside) a systematic sampling plan (regular grid) has been retained and efforts have been made to define coherent land use and land cover classification systems. Precision is expected to be around or better than 2% for main categories. On the base of an extended analysis of the results in 2002, the decision will be taken to renew or not the operation in 2003.

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Authors: DELINC J, EC-JRC , Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: An oral report given at: CAESAR. Organised by: IS-OCDE EUROSTAT. Held in: Rome (IT), 05-07 June 2001
Record Number: 200013524 / Last updated on: 2001-07-25
Original language: en
Available languages: en