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Home > Resources > News note > note 24

Global Land Cover 2000 (GLC2000) Maps
 

5 February 2004

The GLOBAL LAND COVER 2000 Project (GLC 2000) is a collaboration of partners around the world with the general objective to provide for the year 2000 a harmonized land cover database over the whole globe.

To achieve this objective GLC 2000 makes use of the VEGA 2000 dataset: a dataset of 14 months of pre-processed daily global data acquired by the VEGETATION instrument on board the SPOT 4 satellite.

The Global dataset of the Global Land Cover 2000 map (version 1) has been completed and can be downloaded with the accompanying poster from www.gvm.jrc.it/glc2000.

You will also find a report on the products download page (under the column 'Further Information') detailing the methodology involved in creating this product, as well as an update document relating to the most recent changes.

It is envisage that this dataset will not change significantly in the future, and we encourage you to use this data in your respective applications.

Registration to obtain free access to the data is at: www.gvm.jrc.it/glc2000/ProductGLC2000.htm

 



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