Core spatial datasets
Land Cover and Land Use
Physical and biological coverage of land as combinations of vegetation types, soils, water bodies or human relaed activities such as agriculture and built environments. Human modification of natural environment or wilderness into built environment such as fields, pastures and settlements.
Keywords: grass, trees, bare ground, soil, water bodies, fields, pastures, settlements, urban sprawl, land use change, land degradation, deforestation, landscape fragmentation, habitat loss.