I am looking for a high resolution land cover map in Germany and Netherlands (ideally for the whole country, but local datasets are also welcome). I know that I can get some information from Open Street map or from the Copernicus products, but I am wondering if there is an open dataset with more details (spatial resolution < 10 m or thematic details that extend the pure land cover components, including e.g. crop types (or groups of crop types), biotopes types ) that I could compare with those products. So I am looking for national/regional product and not global/european products.
Earlier this year the "Land Cover Map of Europe 2017" with 10m pixel size has been published, see http://www.esa.int/Applications/Observing_the_Earth/Copernicus/Sentinel-2/Land-cover_maps_of_Europe_from_the_Cloud . It is a pan-European map, yet potentially interesting for you due to its high spatial resolution.
At country level, you find for Germany e.g. the following products:
- "CORINE Land Cover 5 ha", 2018 (CLC5-2018): https://gdz.bkg.bund.de/index.php/default/catalog/product/view/id/1071/s/corine-land-cover-5-ha-stand-2018-clc5-2018/category/8/?___store=default
Digitales Landbedeckungsmodell für Deutschland, Stand 2018 (LBM-DE2018), https://gdz.bkg.bund.de/index.php/default/digitale-geodaten/digitale-landschaftsmodelle/digitales-landbedeckungsmodell-fur-deutschland-stand-2018-lbm-de2018.html(note: not available to citizens but only to federal offices).
- Germany 2016/2019 - Land cover based on Sentinel-2 data, 10m resolution
Edit 12/2020: added new Germany 2016/2019 - Land cover maps