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Global Land Cover 2000 (GLC 2000)
Entry ID: geodata_1848

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Abstract: Each regional partner used the VEGA2000 dataset, providing a daily global image from the Vegetation sensor onboard the SPOT4 satellite. Each partner also used the Land Cover Classification System (LCCS) produced by FAO and UNEP (Di Gregorio and Jansen, 2000), which ensured that a standard legend was used over the globe. This hierarchical classification system allowed each partner to choose the most appropriate land cover classes which best describe their region, whilst also providing the possibility to translate regional classes to a more generalised global legend.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -60.5   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: Global Land Cover 2000 (GLC 2000)
Dataset Release Date: 2003-01-01
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-01-01
Stop Date: 2000-12-31
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 1 km
Longitude Resolution: 1 km
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 km - < 10 km or approximately .01 degree - < .09 degree
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Use Constraints Public
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Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Joint Research Center, European Union Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +39 332 789908
Fax: +39 332 789073
Email: etienne.bartholome at
Contact Address:
Space Applications Institute, T.P. 440
EC Joint Research Centre JRC
City: Ispra (VA)
Postal Code: 21020
Country: Italy
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-02-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18
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