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The product is made of 5 "high resolution layers" covering all the Belgian territory as part of a European-wide coverage for the reference year 2015. The 5 layers concern 4 distinct themes: Imperviousness, Forest, Grasslands, Wetness and Water. The 5 layers were produced by an automatic classification based on satellite images and collateral data and achieved by private companies (EEA service providers), and they were verified by Belgium. At the Belgian level, verification and enhancements were made by IV for the northern part and SPW for the outhern part. The NGI coordinated the project. Data was produced with funding by the European Union. Copyright Copernicus Programme DISCLAIMER: National Geographic Institute has undertaken to distribute the data on behalf of EEA under Specific Contract No 3436/R0-Copernicus/EEA.57005 implementing Framework service contract No EEA/IDM/R0/16/009/Belgium. National Geographic Institute accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the content and use of these data.” The European Environment Agency accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the information on this site and the information does not necessarily reflect the official opinion of the EEA or other European Communities bodies and institutions.
Orthophotos are digital aerial photographs that have been adjusted for lens distortion, topographic relief and camera tilt. This cover is renewed every three years.The orthophotographs have a minimal resolution of 50 cm. The dataset is generated from the harmonisation of the datasets owned by the Belgian administrative regions.The dataset is INSPIRE compliant. The dataset is downloadable per NGI mapsheet at scale 1:50000.
Top10Vector – Land cover and vegetation is the vector data set of the land use of unbuilt land areas in Belgium. This data set includes three classes. First class: dry and unbuilt areas or areas not used as roads. Second class: hedges. Third class: linear vegetation. This data set can be bought via the corresponding hyperlink.
The contour lines are the set of lines connecting all points at the same elevation in a model used to represent the relief on a large scale.
The layer Geographical Names includes all the names of administrative units, uninhabited places, waterways, remarkable buildings and infrastructures. They are classified into different feature and attribute classes.
Buildings is the INSPIRE 2D vector data set of the "Constructions" layer originated from the Top10vector product of the National Geographic Institute in Belgium . It includes the "Building" features and the "OtherConstruction" features in accordance with the INSPIRE specifications.
The digital terrain model (DTM) is a homogeneous and regular point grid indicating the elevation of the ground level in order to make a model of its surface. The 1m DTM is obtained by interpolation in Lambert 2008 of the raw height data regrouping the source data, in Lambert 72 and at 1m resolution, of the Flemish and Walloon regions. The 5m DTM has as an additional source structure lines and adapted points, during the systematic and continuous updating by photogrammetric surveys. The 20m DTM, available for free download, is obtained by resampling the 1m DTM.
Electricity network is the INSPIRE vector data set originated from the High-Tension network of the product TOP10Vector of the National Geographic Institute in Belgium. The Electricity network is regularly updated with the ELIA Group data sources. It includes the "ElectricityCable" features and the "Pole" features in accordance with the INSPIRE specifications.
The data set contains a seamless polygonal layer representing the land cover in Belgium for the year 2018. The dataset is INSPIRE compliant.
Landuse-Particular Zone is the INSPIRE 2D vector data set of the "Particular zones" layer originated from the Top10vector product of the National Geographic Institute in Belgium . It includes the "ExistingLandUseDataSet" features and the "ExistingLandUseObject" features in accordance with the INSPIRE specifications.