Digital land cover model for Germany (LBM-DE)

The LBM-DE (formerly DLM-DE) contains spatial information regarding land cover and land use in vector format, oriented on the European nomenclature of CORINE Land Cover (CLC). The purpose of LBM-DE is to capture the state of the environment at a particular point of time in order to be able to observe short and longer term changes in the landscape when data is captured at regular intervals and analyzed under diverse aspects.

The data set of the LBM-DE shows a flat and topographically clean structure (i.e. no overlapping or gaps) for the whole territory of Germany. It is based on 99 (spatially extended) object types of the ATKIS Basis-DLM. The feature types from the categories settlement, transportation, vegetation and water were specially adapted to meet the specific requirements of the LBM-DE. The minimum mapping unit is one hectare. Multi-temporal satellite image data (2009/2010) was used to create the first edition of the DLM-DE for the reference year 2009. This LBM-DE incorporated RapidEye data of five metre ground resolution and five spectral channels as well as DMC data of 32 metre ground resolution and three spectral channels.

An update of the LBM-DE was carried out in 2015.

[Source: BKG]