THE USE OF CORINE LAND COVER 2012 AND URBAN ATLAS 2012 DATABASES IN AGRICULTURAL SPATIAL ANALYSIS. CASE STUDY: CLUJ COUNTY, ROMANIA PUBLISHEDADELA Pașca, DANIEL Năsui
The goal of this paper is to apply agricultural spatial analysis to freely available high accuracy land cover databases in Cluj County, Romania. The CLC 2012 and Urban Atlas 2012 databases are downloadable from the Copernicus Land Monitoring Services website. Using the ESRI ArcGIS software, a series of spatial analysis tools were used to evaluate the agricultural land use in Cluj County. The results consist in spatial distribution maps and graphs for land use, Manning’s n coefficient and cover management factor (C factor). Although the geodatabases are suitable for small-scale spatial distribution maps, their accuracy (100m cell size) makes them inappropriate for large-scale analysis. The results can be used by all GIS specialists in agriculture and similar fields for fast and efficient means to evaluate the land use in large areas.
CLC 2012, Urban Atlas 2012, land-use, land-cover, GIS, agriculture, Cluj