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Forest Cover Maps

The database of forest cover maps provides the user with a high level of spatial detail as well as geometric and thematic accuracy on the spatial distribution of European forests. This mapping service is needed for forest protection and conservation, forest resource analysis and climate change research. The service is provided by the European Forest Data Centre (EFDAC), which is a central point for forest information at the European level in support to relevant EU policies. The high resolution maps are compatible with the Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe (INSPIRE) standards, and are freely available to download.