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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 adopted and efforts have been made to define consistent land use and land cover classification systems. Precision is expected to be around or better that 2% for the main categories. On the basis of a detailed analysis of the results in 2002, the decision will be taken whether or not to repeat the operation in 2003.

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Authors: DELINCÉ J, JRC, ISPC, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: An oral report given at: The SADC Agricultural Statistical Workshop. Held in: Pretoria (ZA), 15-17 October 2001
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