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LUCAS Photo Viewer


Minimum system

LUCAS data

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CLC2018 Support Package


CLC2018 Support Package is a software tool for European CLC2018 change detection and mapping. It is a significantly modified and improved version of the CLC2012 Support Package. CLC2018 software is a set of standalone applications developed with Embarcadero Delphi 10 and TatukGIS Developer Kernel 11. Thus user does not need to purchase, install and tune any other software to carry out CLC2018 change mapping.

CLC2018 Support Package is a customized, task-oriented software tool, that significantly facilitates updating, change detection, quality control and correction of CORINE land cover databases by means of computer-assisted visual photointerpretation. This software is therefore not applicable for creating, viewing or editing GIS databases in general. For these purposes one can use any common commercial (e.g. ESRI ArcGIS) or free (e.g. QGIS) software.

Minimum system requirements

  • IBM PC compatible computer,
  • 3 GHz processor,
  • 4 GB RAM,
  • 19" monitor, at least 1280x1024
    pixel resolution,
  • Windows 7, 8.1, 10 (32 or 64 bit)
    operating system,


Professional integrated software development environment for creating applications for arbitrary purposes. Delphi was originally developed by Borland Software Corporation as a rapid application development tool for Windows, based on the Object Pascal programming language. Since 2008 Embarcadero Technologies owns Borland's developer tools section.
Last versions generate native code for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows operating systems, as well as for 32-bit Mac OS X, iOS and Android operating system.


The TatukGIS Developer Kernel is a comprehensive GIS Visual Componenet Library for the custom development of stand-alone, embedded, and client-server applications using object-oriented languages. The Developer Kernel is generally oriented to open standards and designed to comply with a number of OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium) standards.

LUCAS data

LUCAS (Land Use/Cover Area frame statistical Survey) is co-ordinated by the Statistical Office of the European Commission (Eurostat). Land cover refers to the bio-physical coverage of land (e.g. crops, grass, broad-leaved forest, or build-up area). Land use indicates the socio-economic use of land (e.g. agriculture, forestry, recreation or residential use). LUCAS land use/cover data are used among others to calculate Sustainable Development Indicators, Land take and Agro Environmental Indicators to support spatial planning in Europe.

InterChange for interpreting land cover changes

InterChange program provides a tool for the revision of CLC2012 land cover database and supports the interpretation of land cover changes in order to create the CLC-Change2012–2018 database. The program provides a convenient and easy-to-use interface for editing polygons in CLC2012 and CLC-Change databases, for viewing and modification of polygons data and for finding and correction of errors generated during interpretation and editing. InterChange program was designed specially for revision of existing land cover databases and interpretation of land cover changes. It is not suitable for primary interpretation of satellite images and for building up an independent land cover database.

InterCheck for checking final databases

InterCheck program serves for the checking of revised CLC2012 and CLC-Change map. InterCheck program has been prepared primarily for supporting the CLC2018 Technical Team, although national central teams might apply it as a tool for final checking of the completed CLC2018 and CLC-Change databases. InterCheck can be used for checking revised CLC2012 or CLC2018 and CLC-Change databases in many file formats (ESRI shapefile, etc.), i.e. not only those that has been prepared with InterChange.

LUCAS Photo Viewer

LUCAS photo viewer program displays the main data and field photos (if any) of the LUCAS point last selected in InterChange or InterCheck program. This software is built in part of InterChange and InterCheck. It can use LUCAS data only of a specific format and JPG files named according to the naming convention specified in the InterChange and InterCheck manuals. LUCAS data must be in ArcView shape file format.

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