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  • The Soil Map of Catalonia 1: 250 000 is the result of the synthesis of the edaphological data available at the time of its preparation, in 2018. This process, carried out by the Cartographic and Geological Institute of Catalonia, has consisted of in the compilation, analysis and correlation of the cartographic information obtained in the different soil mapping works that have been executed in Catalonia since the 70's of the last century.

  • In order to develop the Article 5 of the Directive, it is necessary to define in advance the basic river network of the demarcation on which the water bodies will be delimited. To do this, the river network extracted from the 1:50,000 scale topographic base of the Cartographic Institute of Catalonia (ICC, 2002) was used. On this basis, some background has been taken into account and some criteria have been applied that have served to establish the definitive scope of the river network. Background: These backgrounds are based on the following three considerations and sources: - Water Framework Directive: the classification of rivers according to system A of the Directive considers rivers with a drainage basin equal to or greater than 10 km2. - Centro de Estudios Hidrográficos del CEDEX: has restricted the basic hydrographic network based on two conditions: (i) drainage basin equal to or greater than 10 km2; and (ii) an average annual contribution in natural regime greater than 3.15 hm3/year (100 L/s). - Reference stations: regardless of the flow and the drained basin area, the river sections where reference stations are used to determine the reference conditions of certain river types have been considered.

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    The WMS Map of hydrogeological areas of Catalonia 1:250 000 is a tool of representation and dissemination of hydrogeological characteristics of the territory and subsoil.

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    The Land Cover Map of Catalonia is a information set of high-resolution thematic cartography on the main types of land cover in the country, such as urban areas, agriculture, forestry or water bodies.

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    Limits of the controlled and catch-and-release fishing areas of Catalonia, according to the corresponding rules. This data set is conforming to the technical specifications of INSPIRE Area management/restriction/regulation zones and reporting units.

  • The Directive defines the category "lake" as "a body of quiet superficial inland water " (Article 2) and specifies a lower limit of 0.5 km2 when establishing its rates (Annex II). At the level of Spain and based on preliminary CEDEX criteria, all those lakes with an area of ​​more than 50 ha (0.5 km2) or all those with an area of ​​more than 8 ha and exceeding 3 m in depth are included as bodies of water. The Agency through two agreements with research centers has proposed as bodies of water that could be assimilated to the category of lakes: 1 - Lakes and ponds of more than 0.5 ha of surface located at altitudes above 800 m and lakes below this level with a depth of more than 6 m (agreement with the CEAB-CSIC; Agency, 2003d). 2 - Wetlands located at altitudes below 800 and with a depth of less than 6 m (agreement with the UdG; Agency, 2004d). Also included in this category are the reservoirs of the inland basins of Catalonia.

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    The information published on the WMS GT VI: Map for the prevention of geological hazards 1:25 000 comes from the database of map for the prevention of geological hazards 1:25 000.

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    Location of industrial establishments engaged in agricultural, food, forestry or fishing activities in Catalonia. This data set is conforming to the technical specifications of INSPIRE Production and industrial facilities.

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    Land boundaries of the Catalan municipalities in accordance with the Decree 244/2007 and the Royal Decree 3426/2000 about the territorial organization of Catalonia. The municipality boundaries forms the municipalities, which are the basic local entity of the territorial organization of Catalonia. This data set is conforming to the technical specifications of INSPIRE Administrative units.

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    Subdivision of the municipalities of Catalonia into census sections. This data set is conforming to the technical specifications of INSPIRE Statistical units.