USGS_GLCC_1.2

Global Land Cover Characterization Program

Version 1.2 eng
  • Abstract
    The Global Land Cover Characterization Project was established to meet science data requirements identified by the International Geosphere and Biosphere Programme (IGBP), and the U. S. Global Change Research Program. The overall goal is to produce flexible large-area land cover databases to meet evolving requirements of the earth science research community. The project was implemented by the United States Geological Survey/EROS Data Center (EDC), the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), and the Joint Research (JRC) of European Commission. This effort is part of the National Aeronautic's and Space Administration (NASA) Earth Observing System Pathfinder Program. Funding for the project was provided by the USGS, NASA, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Forest Service (USFS) , and the United Nations Environment Programme. The data base has been adopted by the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme Data and Information System office (IGBP-DIS) to fill its requirement for a global 1-km land cover data set. [Summary provided by the USGS.]

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    Quality
    A revised version of the database is available but still requires a full accuracy assessment.
    Collection Progress

    Complete

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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • BIOSPHERE
    • AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS
    • WETLANDS
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • BIOSPHERE
    • ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS
    • COMMUNITY DYNAMICS
    • BIODIVERSITY FUNCTIONS
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • BIOSPHERE
    • TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS
    • AGRICULTURAL LANDS
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • BIOSPHERE
    • TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS
    • FORESTS
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • BIOSPHERE
    • TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS
    • GRASSLANDS
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • BIOSPHERE
    • TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS
    • SAVANNAS
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • BIOSPHERE
    • TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS
    • URBAN LANDS
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • BIOSPHERE
    • TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS
    • WETLANDS
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • BIOSPHERE
    • VEGETATION
    • FOREST COMPOSITION/VEGETATION STRUCTURE
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • HUMAN DIMENSIONS
    • ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT
    • ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • HUMAN DIMENSIONS
    • ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT
    • LAND MANAGEMENT
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • HUMAN DIMENSIONS
    • ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT
    • LAND MANAGEMENT
    • LAND TENURE
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • HUMAN DIMENSIONS
    • ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT
    • LAND MANAGEMENT
    • LAND USE CLASSES
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • LAND SURFACE
    • LAND USE/LAND COVER
    • LAND PRODUCTIVITY
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • LAND SURFACE
    • LAND USE/LAND COVER
    • LAND RESOURCES
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • LAND SURFACE
    • LAND USE/LAND COVER
    • LAND USE CLASSES
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • LAND SURFACE
    • LAND USE/LAND COVER
    • LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • LAND SURFACE
    • TOPOGRAPHY
    • SURFACE ROUGHNESS
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • LAND SURFACE
    • TOPOGRAPHY
    • TERRAIN ELEVATION
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • LAND SURFACE
    • TOPOGRAPHY
    • TERRAIN ELEVATION
    • TOPOGRAPHICAL RELIEF MAPS
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • LAND SURFACE
    • TOPOGRAPHY
    • TOPOGRAPHIC EFFECTS
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING
    • VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS
    • VISIBLE IMAGERY
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE
    • SURFACE WATER
    • LAKES
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE
    • SURFACE WATER
    • RIVERS/STREAMS
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE
    • SURFACE WATER
    • WATER CHANNELS
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • LAND SURFACE
    • TOPOGRAPHY
    • TERRAIN ELEVATION
    • DIGITAL ELEVATION/TERRAIN MODEL (DEM)
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Ancillary Keywords
  • GIS
  • Land Characterization
  • Agriculture
  • Topography
  • Watershed Management
  • Environmental Inventories
  • Land Management
  • Global Ecosystems
  • Biosphere Model
  • Environmental Models
  • EROS
ISO Topic Categories
  • FARMING
  • BIOTA
  • ELEVATION
  • ENVIRONMENT
  • GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
  • IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
  • INLAND WATERS
  • PLANNING CADASTRE
  • SOCIETY
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    • AVHRR
  • FIELD SURVEYS
    Instruments
  • DEM
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    Coverage Type Zone Identifier Geometry Granule Representation
    HORIZONTAL CARTESIAN NO_SPATIAL
Location Keywords
    • CONTINENT
    • NORTH AMERICA
    • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Data Centers

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  • USGS
    ORIGINATOR

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    ARCHIVER

    DISTRIBUTOR

    Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior

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Data Contacts

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  • TYLER
    Metadata Author
    TYLER STEVENS

    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    Global Change Master Directory
    Greenbelt, MD 20771

    • Email
    • 301-614-5268
    • (301) 614-6898
  • CHANDRA
    Technical Contact
    CHANDRA GIRL

    SAIC/EROS Data Center
    47914 252nd Street
    Sioux Falls, SD 57198-0001

    • Email
    • 605-594-6529
    • 605-594-2835
  • BRIAN
    Technical Contact
    BRIAN CLEMANT

    SAIC/EROS Data Center
    47914 252nd Street
    Sioux Falls, SD 57198-0001

    • Email
    • 605-594-6529
    • 605-594-2713
  • Data Center Contact
    EROS CENTER

    DOI/USGS/EROS

    LTA Customer Services
    U.S. Geological Survey
    EROS Center
    Sioux Falls, SD 57198-0001

    • Email
    • 605-594-6589
    • 605-594-6151, 800-252-4547

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