Habitat Type Cover Type - Data type

Definition: Habitat type according to an international, national or local habitat classifications scheme.

Description: Includes additional information on covered area, covered length, or containing volume.

INSPIRE Data Theme: Habitats and Biotopes - [INSPIRE Data Theme Habitats and Biotopes]

INSPIRE Application schema: Habitats and Biotopes - [INSPIRE Application schema Habitats and Biotopes]

Supertype of: Natura2000 Habitat Type


Attributes

Definition: Habitat type unique identifier (code) according to one Pan-European classification scheme.

Description: EXAMPLE "1110", "40C0", "95A0", etc., if the referenceHabitatScheme is "habitatsDirective", or "A1.111", "A1.1121", "G1.1111", "X34", etc., if the ReferenceHabitatScheme is "eunis".

Multiplicity: 1

Valuetype: ReferenceHabitatTypeCodeValue

Definition: One of the Pan-European classification schemes, that are widely used in Europe.

Description: The list includes at least the classification of the natural habitat types of community interest listed in A
ex I of the Habitats Directive, as well as the hierarchic classification of the habitat types of interest for biodiversity and nature protection listed in the EUNIS database, which is maintained by the EEA.

Multiplicity: 1

Valuetype: ReferenceHabitatTypeSchemeValue

Definition: Name of a habitat type according to one Pan-European classification scheme.

Description: In the given Pan-European habitat classification systems, the habitat types can be identified by both: a short "identifier" (code) and a name in natural language, which is meant in this attribute.EXAMPLE Habitats Directive habitat type 3260 (code) "Floating vegetation of Ranunculus" or "Chenopodietum rubri of submountainous rivers" (name).

Multiplicity: 1

Stereotypes: voidable

Valuetype: CharacterString

Definition: Habitat type according to a local habitat classification scheme.

Description: Habitat types used in a certain area (e.g. Mediterranean Sea), or in a certain country, or even more restricted in a certain region, county or any other local level.It is strongly recommended to register the local classification scheme from which the local habitat names are takenEXAMPLE Classification of Benthic Marine Habitat Types for the Mediterranean Region, Habitats of Romania, German Biotoptypen, Nordic Vegetation types, UK National Vegetation Classification, etc.

Multiplicity: 0...1

Stereotypes: voidable

Valuetype: LocalNameType

Definition: The area covered by a certain habitat type within the provided geometry of the habitat spatial object.

Description: The surface area should be expressed in square meters.It can be used only in the case that the geometry provided in the Habitat feature represents an area in which more than one habitat type exists in other words a complex of different habitat types. In this case, for each habitat type the surface of the covered area can be provided within this attribute. Since the geometry provided in the Habitat feature can be larger than the total surface of the habitat types listed within that geometry, the total surface of the habitat types can be smaller than the surface of the provided geometry. On the other hand, since some habitat types may overlap (e.g. subterranean caves / habitat type on the surface) or may cover a steep inclination (cliff) the total area of the habitat types can be bigger than the area of the provided geometry.EXAMPLE Within a given habitat geometry of 30.2 hectares there are several habitat types, out of which two are natural habitat types of community interest, ”91D0” covering 22.5 hectares and ”7110” covering 5.3 hectares, thus in total are smaller than the total area.

Multiplicity: 0...1

Stereotypes: voidable

Valuetype: Area

Definition: The length covered by a certain habitat type within the provided geometry of the habitat spatial object.

Description: The length should be expressed in meters.EXAMPLE Within a given habitat geometry of 300 square meters there are several habitat types. Two natural habitat types of community interest, ”91F0” and ”9160” cover this total area. However, a third natural habitat types of community interest ”3260” is listed, which is a linear feature and thus expressed in meters of its length (e.g. 120 m).

Multiplicity: 0...1

Stereotypes: voidable

Valuetype: Length

Definition: The volume covered by a certain habitat type within the provided geometry of the habitat spatial object.

Description: The volume should be expressed in cubic meters.

Multiplicity: 0...1

Stereotypes: voidable

Valuetype: Volume



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