The European Union's CORINE Land Cover project is executed in Central and Eastern Europe as part of the PHARE Regional Environmental Programme. The project consists in mapping the land cover at scale 1:100.000 in accordance with a standard European nomenclature (44 categories). The methodology relies on interpretation of satellite images and storing the results in Geographic Information System. The database represents a basic tool for studies on the environment, impact assessment and regional planning. FÖMI Remote Sensing Centre is responsible for the implementation of the CORINE Land Cover project in Hungary, along with the coordination of the Ministry of Environment and Regional Policy. Expected deadline of the project is end of 1995. As a by-product of the project, 1:100.000 satellite image maps are available for the users in digital as well as in colour hard copy format, for the entire country. For more information see Chapter 7.4

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