The CNES Land Cover Map (Occupation des Sols, OSO) produces land classification for Metropolitan France at 10 m spatial resolution based on Sentinel-2 L2A data within the Theia Land Cover CES framework. Maps for 2020, 2019, and 2018 use a 23-categories nomenclature.
The CNES Land Cover product contains 3 bands. The OCS band contains main classification data with class values ranging from 1 to 23. The Land Cover nomenclature and colouring scheme is shown below.The other 2 bands are OCS_Confidence and OCS_Validity. The OCS_Confidence band provides the information on the classifier confidence with values ranging from 1 to 100. The OCS_Validity band indicates the number of cloudless images.
CNES Land Cover nomenclature and colouring scheme
Dense built-up area
Diffuse built-up area
Industrial and commercial areas
Straw cereals (Wheat, Triticale, Barley)
Protein crops (Beans / Peas)
Orchards and fruit growing
Natural grasslands and pastures
Natural mineral surfaces
Beaches and dunes
Glaciers and eternal snows
CNES Land Cover classifier confidence colouring scheme
CNES Land Cover validity colouring scheme
1 cloudless image
45 cloudless images
All data originated from Theia and can be downloaded via their website.
CNES Land Cover 2020 for France visualised in EO Browser. CNES Land Cover 2020 around Lyon visualised in EO BrowserCNES Land Cover classifier confidence 2020 for France visualised in EO Browser. CNES Land Cover classifier confidence 2020 around Lyon visualised in EO BrowserCNES Land Cover validity 2020 for France visualised in EO Browser. CNES Land Cover validity 2020 around Lyon visualised in EO Browser