LUCAS Grid - Land cover/use statistics

LUCAS Grid 2018

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Grid 2x2

LUCAS 2x2 km² grid is the starting list for the LUCAS survey design; it consists of all geo-referenced points in the EU from which the sample is selected.

The grid includes 1 090 863 points stratified according to land cover classes. The grid is available for the users in csv and dbf format.

Please note that if you import the csv using excel the file will be truncated after 1 048 575 records.





The update of the LUCAS point's stratification through photointerpretation plays a crucial role in the quality of LUCAS outcome. A tender was launched in June 2016 to update the stratification of the existing grid.