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AfSIS MODIS Collection: Land Cover Type, 2012 Release
Entry ID: CIESIN_AfSIS_MODIS_LCT2012_2012.00


Summary
Abstract: The Africa Soil Information Service (AfSIS) Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Collection's Land Cover Type 2 data set is constructed for the continent of Africa using observations from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) MODIS MCD12Q1 product. The grids have an annual temporal resolution, a spatial resolution of 500 meters, and are updated annually by AfSIS using data provided by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LPDAAC) Data Pool at https://lpdaac.usgs.gov.

The data are available in Geographic Tagged Image File Format (GeoTIFF) from the Africa Soil Information Service (AfSIS).

Purpose: To serve a wide user community by providing land cover data for the continent of Africa that can be used to predict soil properties as well as for a range of other applications, including erosion and landslide risk.
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Description: Data in GeoTIFF format.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 40.0   S: -40.0   E: 60.0   W: -20.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Africa Soil Information Service (AfSIS)
Dataset Title: AfSIS MODIS Collection: Land Cover Type, 2012 Release
Dataset Release Date: 2012-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Release Place: Palisades, NY
Dataset Publisher: Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Columbia University
Version: 2012.00
Data Presentation Form: raster
Online Resource: ftp://africagrids.net/500m/MCD12Q1/
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2001-01-01
Stop Date: 2009-12-31
Location Keywords
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Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Use is authorized under the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/), which only requires attribution of the source. The recommended citation for this data set is: Africa Soil Information Service (AfSIS). 2012. AfSIS MODIS Collection: Land Cover Type, 2012 Release. Palisades, NY: Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Columbia University. ftp://africagrids.net/500m/MCD12Q1/. Accessed DAY MONTH YEAR.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
Center for International Earth Science Information Network Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.ciesin.columbia.edu

Data Center Personnel
Name: AFRICA SOIL INFORMATION SERVICE (AFSIS)
Phone: +1 845-365-8920
Fax: +1 845-365-8922
Email: afsis.info at africasoils.net
Email: ciesin.info at ciesin.columbia.edu
Contact Address:
61 Route 9W, P.O. Box 1000
City: Palisades
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: ONLINE FTP
Distribution Format: GeoTIFF
Fees: 0
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +1 845-365-8920
Fax: +1 845-365-8922
Email: afsis.info at africasoils.net
Email: ciesin.info at ciesin.columbia.edu
Contact Address:
61 Route 9W, P.O. Box 1000
City: Palisades
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Africa Soil Information Service (AfSIS) (2012-01-01T00:00:00.000Z), AfSIS MODIS Collection: Albedo, 2012 Release, 2012.00, Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Columbia University, Palisades, NY, ftp://africagrids.net/500m/MCD43A3/
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2014-10-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-05-08


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