This land cover data set is derived from the original raster based Globcover global archive. It has been post-processed
to generate a vector version at national extent with the LCCS legend (22 classes worldwide) for being analyzed in the GLCN
software Advanced Database Gateway (ADG). ADG software provides a user-friendly interface and advanced functionalities to
breakdown the LCCS classes in their classifiers for further aggregations and analysis.
The data set is intended for free public access.
The shape file's attributes contain the following fields:
-Gridcode (Globcover cell value)
-LCCCode (unique LCCS code)
You can download a zip archive containing:
-the shape file (.shp)
-the ArcGis layer file with global legend (.lyr)
-the ArcView 3 legend file (.avl)
-the LCCS legend table (.xls)
This land cover product is a vector version (ESRI shape) of the Globcover archive that was published in 2008 as result of
an initiative launched in 2004 by the European Space Agency (ESA). Globcover is currently the most recent (2005) and resoluted
(300 m) datasets on land cover globally. Given the need of this valuable information for environmental studies, natural resources
management and policy formulation, through activities of the Global Land Cover Network (GLCN) programme, the Globcover has
been reprocessed to generate databases at national extent that can be analyzed through the Advanced Database Gateway software
(ADG) by GLCN. ADG is a cross-cutting interrogation software that allows the easy and fast recombination of land cover polygons
according to the individual end-user requirements. Aggregated land cover classes can be generated not only by name, but also
using the set of existing classifiers. ADG uses land cover data with a Land Cover Classification System (LCCS) legend.
The ADG software is available for download on the GLCN web site at http://www.glcn.org/sof_7_en.jsp