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ESM 2015 - R2019

The European Settlement Map is a spatial raster dataset that is mapping human settlements in Europe based on Copernicus Very High Resolution optical coverage for reference year 2015 (VHR_IMAGE_2015).

It follows-up on the previous ESM_2012 derived from 2.5 m resolution SPOT-5/6 images acquired in the context of the pan-European GMES/Copernicus (Core_003) dataset for the reference year 2012.

The ESM_2015 product exploits the Copernicus VHR_IMAGE_2015 dataset made of satellite images Pleiades, Deimos-02, WorldView-2, WorldView-3, GeoEye-01 and Spot 6/7 ranging from 2014 to 2016.

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Product name:
ESM_BUILT_VHR2015_EUROPE_R2019
Coordinate system:
ETRS89 / LAEA Europe (EPSG:3035)
Resolutions available:
2m, 10m
Description:
built-up areas classfication at a spatial resolution of 2 meters
Dataset name (size):
ESM_BUILT_VHR2015_EUROPE_R2019_3035_02_V1_0(8.14GB)
Legend:
0 = no data
1 = land
2 = water
255 = built-up area
Description:
built-up areas classifcation into residential and non-residential at a spatial resolution of 10 meters
Dataset name (size):
ESM_BUILT_VHR2015CLASS_EUROPE_R2019_3035_10_V1_0 (998MB)
Legend:
0 = no data
1 = land
250 = non-residential built-up area
255 = residential built-up area