Land Cover and Land Use
The Land cover and Land Use theme focusses on foundation datasets for Land Cover and Land Use. Both land cover/use are often very interrelated datasets. Land cover shows the natural cover on the Earth's surface including trees, shrubs, grasses, soils, exposed rocks and water bodies; as well as human elements such as plantations, crops and built environments; Land Use refers to the ways in which land cover is used by humans (e.g. residential, industrial, commercial, agricultural, forestry, recreational).