Definition: Thematic maps
Land Use/Land Cover
Thematic maps present information on specific subject matters on the basis of topographic maps used as the geographic framework, for example Land Cover maps (based on topographic maps), Land use master plans (based on cadastre), statistical maps (based on the administrative boundaries) e.g. population density etc.
Eurostat, "Manual of concepts on land cover and land use information systems (2000 Edition)", Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 2001