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GlobCover Portal

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TitleGlobCover Portal
CreatorEuropean Space Agency (ESA)
DescriptionThe GlobCover Portal provides access to the results of the GlobCover project. GlobCover is an initiative of the European Space Agency (ESA) which began in 2005 in partnership with JRC, EEA, FAO, UNEP, GOFC-GOLD and IGBP. The GlobCover project has developed a service capable of delivering global composites and land cover maps using as input observations from the 300m MERIS sensor on board the ENVISAT satellite mission. Currently, ESA makes available a set of products covering 2 periods: December 2004 - June 2006 and January - December 2009. The GlobCover composites are derived from the pre-processing module of GlobCover, which includes a set of corrections as cloud detection, atmospheric correction, geolocalisation and re-mapping. The GlobCover Land Cover map is compatible with the UN Land Cover Classification System (LCCS).
Keywordsremote sensing; maps; land cover; earth observation; GlobCover
AccessRestricted - need to register
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 Published: July 9 2007 | Last updated: November 11 2015