Global Land Cover Test Sites
Entry ID: glcts

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Summary
Abstract: The Global Land Cover Test Sites (GLCTS) project is a component of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Landsat Pathfinder Program. Pathfinder projects focus on the application of existing remote sensing data collections to issues of global change and focus on the exploration of data management issues, which will be encountered in the Earth Observing System Data and Information ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 81.0   S: -81.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Land Processes Distributed Active Archive
Center
Dataset Title: Global Land Cover Test Sites
Dataset Release Date: 1997
Dataset Release Place: Sioux Falls, South Dakota,
USA
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1972-07-23
Quality The selected test sites represent a wide range of global land cover types, are well characterized on the ground, and have ongoing field-based monitoring programs. The scenes have been screened for cloud cover and band quality, resulting in a high grade, high quality data compilation.
Access Constraints Some Landsat thematic mapper data may be available only to members of the U.S.
Government and its Affiliated Users. Some digital terrain elevation data may be
restricted to use only by nonprofit organizations.
Use Constraints There is no guarantee of warranty concerning the accuracy of these data. Users should be aware that temporal changes may have occurred since the data was collected and that some parts of these data may no longer represent actual surface conditions. Users should not use these data for critical applications without a full awareness of their limitations. Acknowledgement of the originating agencies would be appreciated in products derived from these data. Any user who modifies the data set is obligated to describe the types of modifications they perform. User specifically agrees not to misrepresent the data set, nor to imply that changes made were approved or endorsed by the U.S. Geological Survey. Please refer to http://www.usgs.gov/privacy.html for the USGS disclaimer.
Data Set Progress
IN WORK
Originating Center
Data Center
Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://eros.usgs.gov/
Dataset ID: GLCTS

Data Center Personnel
Name: EROS CENTER
Phone: 605-594-6151
Phone: 800-252-4547
Fax: 605-594-6589
Email: lta at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
LTA Customer Services
U.S. Geological Survey
EROS Center
47914 252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
Province or State: SD
Postal Code: 57198-0001
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: Digital Download
Fees: None
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 605-594-6151
Phone: 800-252-4547
Fax: 605-594-6589
Email: lta at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
LTA Customer Services
U.S. Geological Survey
EROS Center
47914 252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
Province or State: SD
Postal Code: 57198-0001
Country: USA
Publications/References
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, [1996], The NASA Pathfinder program--global land cover test sites project: Reno, Nevada, Desert Research Institute.
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Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-05-21
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