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17/3/2006

Land use classes

Land use class shows land use. In the Swedish National Forest Inventory (NFI) and in the Swedish Survey of Forest Soils (SK), land use class determine if, and to which extent inventories are carried through on different plots. The results are mainly based on information from permanent plots within the land use class forest land.


Dominating land use class Forest land Arable land Pasture
Mire Mountain areas Remaining land

Maps were produced by merging SK's classes for land use classes according to the following:

Class

Consists of

Forest land

(1) Forest land

Arable land

(2) Arable land

Pasture

(3) Semi-natural grassland

Mire

(4) Mire

Mountain

(5) Mountain and some other non-productive land

Remaining land

(6) Sub-alpine forest areas + (7) Sub-alpine mountain areas + (8) Other non-productive land where the non-productivity is caused by climate + (9) Road and railway + (10) Power line at forest land + (11) Nature under protection + (12) Military non-productive land + (13) Land occupied by buildings + (14) Other land

 

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