Land Resources

Land Use and Land Cover

The data is presented as a percentage share of the total grid-cell extent for a 5' latitude by 5' longitude grid-cell.

Note that the data files are in ascii format. The best way to save them to your computer is to click on the link with the right mouse button and select "Save Link As..." or "Save Target As...". More information on the data format is on the data format page.

DATA FILES

DESCRIPTION

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CULTRF_2000

rain-fed cultivated land

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CULTIR_2000

irrigated cultivated land, according to GMIA 4.0

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CULT_2000

total cultivated land

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FOR_2000

forest land, calibrated to FRA2000 land statistics

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GRS_2000

grass/scrub/woodland

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URB_2000

built-up land (residential and infrastructure)

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NVG_2000

barren/very sparsely vegetated land

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WAT_2000

mapped water bodies

 

Data Citation
Fischer, G., F. Nachtergaele, S. Prieler, H.T. van Velthuizen, L. Verelst, D. Wiberg, 2008. Global Agro-ecological Zones Assessment for Agriculture (GAEZ 2008). IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria and FAO, Rome, Italy.

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