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Artificial areas

Glossary Source

For the purpose of UNCCD reporting, this land cover class is composed of any type of areas with a predominant artificial surface cover as a result of human activities. Natural vegetation can also be present, but it isn't dominant respect the artificial surface. Any urban or associated area is included in this class, as for example urban parks or sport facilities. The class also includes industrial areas, waste dump deposit and extraction sites:
- construction sites (cities, green urban areas, towns and transportation as road and rail networks and associated land),
- port and airport areas,