Land Cover Doesn’t VOte

Any cool or quirky US election map should ideally have a response in the form of a similar EU election map. So inspired by a Tim Wallace twitter thread (see at the end), here is a series of maps on how various land types “voted” in 2019:

Agricultural areas:

(i.e. arable land, permanent crops and other heterogeneous agricultural areas)


Forests (don’t always vote green):

Shrubs and Grasslands:



(i.e. beaches, bare rocks, badlands, tundra, glaciers, perpetual snow)

And finally Built Areas, the most boring, because people actually live there. Includes roads and mines and industrial areas.

Inspired by:

All land cover data from Copernicus Land Monitoring Service.

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