USESE:Secondary Land Use

USESE:Secondary Land Use
USE-SEC : Code for Secondary land use of the STU Land Use
USE DOM describes the dominant and most apparent land use for an STU. A second type of land use can be taken into account in USE SEC. The map co-ordinator must use his expert judgement to determine what are the dominant and secondary land uses for an STU, as the soil can cover extensive surfaces in regions with different agricultural practices and crops.
If there is only one land use or if the variability is unknown, then the value of USE DOM must be copied to USE SEC. Land uses that do not involve much human intervention, such as wasteland, or wildlife refuse, or land above timberline, are also listed here. The list of authorised codes and their corresponding meanings is given in the following table for attributes USE-SEC :

USE-SEC : Code for Secondary land use of the STU Land Use
Code Value
0 No information
1 Pasture, grassland, grazing land
2 Poplars
3 Arable land, cereals
4 Wasteland, shrub
5 Forest, coppice
6 Horticulture
7 Vineyards
8 Garrigue
9 Bush, macchia
10 Moor
11 Halophile grassland
12 Arboriculture, orchard
13 Industrial crops
14 Rice
15 Cotton
16 Vegetables
17 Olive trees
18 Recreation
19 Extensive pasture, grazing, rough pasture
20 Dehesa (extensive pastoral system in forest parks
in Spain)
21 Cultivos enarenados (artificial soils for orchards
in SE Spain)
22 Wildlife refuge, land above timberline

Web address (URL)
Data ownership
European Commission, Joint Research Centre.
Publication Date
Vector Data
environmental resources, protection and conservation. Examples: environmental pollution, waste storage and treatment, environmental impact assessment, monitoring environmental risk, nature reserves, landscape


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