08.02.2021From now on, the use of the export services WCS and WFS is only possible after registration and acceptance of our data usage conditions. You will then immediately receive a personal key that allows you to use the services. The use of WMS display services is still possible without a contract. Of course, all data and services remain free of charge.


Indicator values Imperviousness 2018 and Settlement density 2019 now available

30.11.2020Monitor Land Use Basemap now also available in 2019
05.10.2020Book publication on the 12th DFNS: Land Use Monitoring XII with contributions to the monitoring of ecosystem services and SDGs
03.06.2020The Council for Social and Economic Data (RatSWD) has accredited the IOER Monitor as a research data centre. This is currently still provisional pending the implementation of conditions.
16.04.2020Current corona situation: IOER Monitor offers nationwide, detailed spatial information on important parameters such as settlement density or green infrastructure for example.
11.03.2020Indicator values for the period 2019 now available



The calculation methodology (elimination of geometry adjustments and migration-related influences) was further developed. As a result, since the beginning of 2020, a few indicator values have changed sligthly again, even retrospectively.
15.07.2019New photovoltaik indicator available in "Energy" category

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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...