Regionalisation of Europe according to natural agricultural potential of ecological units (landscapes) and evaluation of their suitability for farming.
On the basis of the original map "Landscapes of Europe" (1:5 M) each of the 500 types of landscapes identified in Europe was characterised by a number of parameters stored in a database. The database contains information on climatic conditions, soil and land resources for agriculture. Data were processed using Russian GIS software, the outputs are also compatible with more common standards (e.g. Arc/Info). The analyses of data allow for the identification and presentation of landscapes with various suitability for farming.
Digital map "Suitability of European Landscapes for Farming" (1:5 M). The potential users are research and academic institutions and schools, as well as decision-makers.