The IOER Monitor is a permanent scientific service within the framework of the research-based Political and Social Consultation Service of the Leibniz Institute for Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER).
This expert information system is intended to assist scientists, administrators, practitioners from business and industry as well as the general public to answer questions regarding ground cover and land use for the whole of the Federal Republic of Germany. It provides base data for the analysis of land use development, particularly regarding the issue of sustainability.
Land-use classification scheme of the IOER Monitor
The land-use typology of the IOER Monitor is based on the principle that all land-use classes are exclusive, which means that each part of the earth surface is assigned to exactly one land-use category. Thus, the aggregation of the main land-use classes Settlement, Open Space, and Transportation equals to the total study area. Each of these three top-level categories is subdivided into further differenciated land-use classes. Read more...