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GlobCover Land Cover Products release
2008-10-03
GlobCover Land Cover v2 is available to the public.






The GlobCover LC version 2 is available to public through the following ftp server:
ftp://uranus.esrin.esa.int/pub/globcover_v2/

On the FTP you will find:
1) The LandCover V2 in greyscale geotiff
2) The QL - Quality file geotiff
3) The legend in xls file
4) The latest Product Description Manual PDM_I2.1

The GlobCover Land Cover product is the highest resolution (300 meters) Global Land Cover product ever produced and independently validated.
The GlobCover Land Cover product is based on ENVISAT MERIS data at full resolution from December 2004 to June 2006.
The GlobCover Land Cover product has been developed in partnership with EEA, FAO, GOFC-GOLD, IGBP, JRC and UNEP.
The GlobCover Land Cover product is labelled according to the UN Land Cover Classification System.

When using the GlobCover Land Cover product acknowledgment shall be as follow:
Source data: © ESA / ESA GlobCover Project, led by MEDIAS-France
Image: © ESA / ESA GlobCover Project, led by MEDIAS-France

The GlobCover Validation Report will be posted on the same site by end of October.

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