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The Global Land Cover Facility (GLCF) Data Products and Satellite Imagery
Entry ID: 01-global_land_cov_facility-00

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Abstract: The Global Land Cover Facility makes available to the public a variety of free science data products including satellite imagery of the Earth, classified images of the Earth's land cover, Marsh area health data, and much more.

It facilitates the distribution of data products and provision of analytical services based on the extensive program of on-going research on remote ... View entire text
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Description: The GLCF is a member of the ESIP Federation and is categorized as a Type 2 ESIP which work toward both creating and distributing novel land cover data products to users in the Global Change research efforts as well as many other general users. In addition to our activities as an ESIP Science Data Center, we also are active in a number of critical Federation-wide initiatives and activities.
Service Citation
Originators: Global Land Cover Facility (GLCF)
Title: The Global Land Cover Facility (GLCF)
Provider: University of Maryland
Access Constraints GLCF recommends that users register to access all features including browsing, sub-setting, and downloading Landsat, AVHRR and other satellite data.
Use Constraints Different use constants may apply to various products. Check individual products for more detailed information.
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UMD/GLCF > Global Land Cover Facility, University of Maryland Supplemental Info
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Service Provider Personnel
Email: glcf at
Contact Address:
Department of Geography
University of Maryland
City: College Park
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20742
Country: USA
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: electronic
Distribution_Size: varies
Distribution_Format: varies
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2000-10-20
SERF Last Revision Date: 2016-08-10
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