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GlobCover Land Cover (v2.2)
Entry ID: geodata_2059

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Abstract: GlobCover Land Cover v2 is a global land cover map at 10 arc second (300 meter) resolution. Its 22 global land cover classes are defined within the UN Land Cover Classification System (LCCS). GlobCover LC v2 was developed as part of the GlobCover project, a European Space Agency (ESA) initiative in partnership with JRC, EEA, FAO, UNEP, GOFC-GOLD, and IGBP. GlobCover products are based on the ENVISAT satellite mission's MERIS sensor (Medium Resolution Image Spectrometer) Level 1B data acquired in Full Resolution (FR) mode with a spatial resolution of 300 meters. GlobCover LC v2 was derived from an automatic and regionally-tuned classification of a time series of MERIS FR composites covering the period December 2004-June 2006.
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Description: Search and access the data from the UNEP Environmental Data Explorer.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -60.5   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: GlobCover Land Cover (v2.2)
Dataset Release Date: 2008-01-01
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 300 m
Longitude Resolution: 300 m
Horizontal Resolution Range: 250 meters - < 500 meters
Use Constraints Public
Data Center
ESRIN Earth Observation, European Space Agency Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +39 6 94180564
Fax: +39 6 94180280
Email: olivier.arino at
Contact Address:
European Space Agency -ESA/ESRIN
Via Galileo Galilei
City: Frascati
Province or State: ROMA
Postal Code: 00044
Country: ITALY
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Email: stefan.schwarzer at
Contact Address:
International Environment House
City: Geneva
Postal Code: CH-1219
Country: Switzerland
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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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