EAGLE Matrix/Model Population and Comparison Tool

Built 0.65 (beta)

EAGLE Population and Comparison Tool is an interactive web based platform for semantic description and comparison of land monitoring nomenclatures and their class definitions. The tool relies on the previous development and results of the Eionet Action Group on Land monitoring in Europe (EAGLE) i.e. the EAGLE concept implemented in the form of the EAGLE UML model and the EAGLE matrix, which provides a practical framework for decomposition and description of any class using the EAGLE elements: land cover components (LCC), land use attributes (LUA) and further characteristics (CH).

The aim of this activity is to built on the EAGLE matrix bar-coding method tested and initially implemented in the excel sheet and transfer its principles into an open and easy to use web tool to describe classes and nomenclatures and compare their elements. Thus it aims at further promoting the use of the EAGLE framework for semantic description and comparison of various land cover / land use datasets in Europe, stimulate further collaboration and support dissemination of the overall EAGLE concept in the land monitoring community.

For Explanatory Documentation of the EAGLE concept, result of Task 1.1, see browsable WEB pages.

The work is done by the Eionet Action Group on Land monitoring in Europe (EAGLE) under the support of Copernicus Programme within the EEA Service Contract 3436/B2014/R0-GIO/EEA.55999: "Assistance to the EEA in the production of the new CORINE Land Cover (CLC), including the support to the harmonization of national monitoring for integration at pan-European level"; Contract 3, Task 1: Matrix population and comparison tool.


Current tool implementation is in a beta stage providing the core functionalities and workflows for description part of the tool and some elements of comparison part. Feedback collected from beta version testing will be used for further tool enhancement into first production version release. Please note that some part of stored entries may be lost with a new version of the tool.

Known issues that will be solved in further development: