Global databases

Global databases

IGBP DIS (GLCC) - developed by United States Geological Survey (USGS), the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and the Joint Research Centre of European Commission. Funded by the USGS, NASA, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), NOAA, the U.S. Forest Service, and the UNEP on AVHRR data with 1km pixel.

UMD - developed by University of Maryland on AVHRR imagery. 1°,8km, 1km.

GeoCover-LC - commercial product of MDA Information Systems LLC (MDA)with 30m pixel, based on Landsat images.

GLC2000 - created by the international partnership of 30 researchers, with the leadership of European Commission’s Joint Research Centre. Product with 1.15km pixel is based on SPOT4 VEGETATION.

MCD12Q1 - MODIS Land Cover Type Product is one of the standard products generated by NASA with 500m spatial resolution.

GLCNMO - produced by National Mapping Organization as a part of Global Map project using MODIS images with 500m pixel.

CCI-LC - part of the ESA Climate Change Initiative (CCI). The consortium consisted of partners from all over the world, including JRC, EEA, FAO, UNEP, GOFC-GOLD and IGBP. Using MERIS Full and Reduced Resolution archive. Product has 300m spatial resolution.

GlobCover - created in association with EEA, FAO, GOFC-GOLD, IGBP, JRC and UNEP using MERIS data. Spatial resolution is 300m.

GlobeLand30 - developed by National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation of China (NASG) and funded by Chinese government with spatial resolution of 30m.

FROM-GLC - produced by the team from University of Tsinghua from China partially supported by a National High Technology Grant from China and a National Key Basic Research Program of China, with Landsat data and 30m spatial resolution

GLC-SHARE - created by FAO is a result of combination of “best available” high resolution global, national, regional etc. land cover databases. Product has 1km pixel.

Geo-Wiki - created by IIASA, University of Applied Sciences (Wiener Neustadt) and University of Freiburg. Spatial resolution of 300m.