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Land Cover Atlas of Sudan

Year published: 27/03/2012

The Sudan Institutional Capacity Program: Food Security Information for Action (SIFSIA) aims at strengthening human, physical and institutional capacity in analysing, designing, monitoring and evaluating food security policies and programs.

The production of the updated land cover database is an important task for the SIFSIA project. The Land Cover Atlas of Sudan provides information on land cover distribution by administrative divisions. The dataset has been created using the FAO/GLCN methodology and tools.

Main data sources include high resolution satellite imagery from SPOT, Landsat, IRS (Indian Satellite), Aster, existing Africover land cover database and ancillary data. The legend was prepared using the Land Cover Classification System (LCCS).