Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Point of contact:

Title: LUISA Base Map 2018


The LUISA Base Map 2018 is a high-resolution land use/land cover map produced in 2020-2021 by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission and corresponds to a modified and improved version of the original CORINE Land Cover 2018 map. Compared to CLC the LUISA Base Map indeed delivers significantly higher spatial detail and, hence, more accurate land accounting. Additionally, it offers finer thematic breakdown for artificial land use/cover categories (17 categories instead of 11 in CLC). The LUISA Base Map can be used for multiple purposes and it is more suitable than CLC for applications requiring fine spatial and/or thematic detail of land use/land cover consistently for Europe. As its name indicates, the LUISA Base Map is used as the starting point for the LUISA land use projections. Coverage: EU27, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, ...

Filipe Batista 0000-0002-8752-6464
Cristian Pigaiani
How to cite
Batista, Filipe; Pigaiani, Cristian (2021):  LUISA Base Map 2018. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:
Related resources

Data access

  • LUISA Base Map 2018 TIFF

    LUISA Base Map 2018 provided as TIFF files at 50m and 100m pixel resolution, together with its legend in 3 formats: lyr (for ARCGIS), .qml (for QGIS) and .xlsx

Additional information
Last modified 2021-03-02
Issue date 2021-03-01
Landing page
Geographic area Europe
Temporal coverage

From: 2018-01-01 – To: 2018-12-31

Update frequency irregular
Language English
Data theme(s) Environment; Health; Population and society; Science and technology

Please be aware that the information and links provided in the metadata above are maintained in distributed and heterogeneous information systems. Although we strive to maintain and keep links and information updated, this may not always be possible because of changes that are not registered and updated in the relevant information systems. Please, help us to maintain the system updated by indicating broken links or any other outdated information by contacting the relevant contact point. You can also inform us using the "Contact" link of this page.