8 Kilometer Land Cover Product from the University of Maryland
Entry ID: GLCF_GLC_8km

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Summary
Abstract: This summary is adapted from the Eight Kilometer Global Land Cover
Project Document-Data Set Description web page, which may be found at
the following URL: http://glcf.umiacs.umd.edu/data/landcover/data.shtml.

To develop improved methodologies for global land cover
classifications as well as to provide global land cover products for
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Caption:  The 8 kilometer Global Land Cover Classification Map thumbnail
Description:  This is the 8 kilometer Global Land Cover Classification Map
from the Laboratory of Remote Sensing Studies. A full resolution
version of the map may be found at the following

 
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: DeFries, R.S., Hansen, M., Townshend, J.R.G., and Sohlberg, R.
Dataset Title: Global land cover classifications at 8km spatial resolution: the use of training data derived from Landsat imagery in decision tree classifiers
Dataset Series Name: International Journal of Remote Sensing
Dataset Release Date: 1998
Online Resource: http://glcf.umiacs.umd.edu/data/landcover/data.shtml
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1981-01-01
Stop Date: 1994-01-01
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 8 km
Longitude Resolution: 8 km
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 km - < 10 km or approximately .01 degree - < .09 degree
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints When data is used, please cite with the following:
DeFries, R.S., Hansen, M., Townshend, J.R.G., and Sohlberg,
R.,1998, Global land cover classifications at 8km spatial resolution:
the use of training data derived from Landsat imagery in decision tree
classifiers, International Journal of Remote Sensing, in press.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Global Land Cover Facility, University of Maryland Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://glcf.umd.edu/
Dataset ID: 8 km Global Land Cover Data

Data Center Personnel
Name: GLOBAL LAND COVER FACILITY
Email: glcf at umd.edu
Contact Address:
Global Land Cover Facility
3166 A.V. Williams Bldg
University of Maryland
City: College Park
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20742
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: Online Internet (HTTP)
Fees: None
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 301-405-4884
Fax: 301-314-9299
Email: rd63 at umail.umd.edu
Contact Address:
Laboratory for Global Remote Sensing Studies
Department of Geography
2181 LeFrak Hall
University of Maryland at College Park
City: College Park
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20742-8225
Country: USA
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Publications/References
DeFries, R.S., Hansen, M., Townshend, J.R.G., and Sohlberg, R., 1998,
Global land cover classifications at 8km spatial resolution: the use
of training data derived from Landsat imagery in decision tree
classifiers, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 19(16),
3141-3168.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-05-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-08-14
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