GlobCover is a European Space Agency initiative to develop a global composites and land cover maps using as input observations from the 300m MERIS sensor on board the ENVISAT satellite mission.
The Globcover global Land Cover map covers the period December 2004 - June 2006 and was derived by an automatic and regionally-tuned classification of a MERIS full resolution surface reflectance time series (http://www.fao.org/land-water/land/land-governance/land-resources-planning-toolbox/category/details/en/c/1036356/).
The LandCover map contains 23 numerical classes corresponding to specific land cover types.
Associated files include: “Lookup_Landuse_Globcover.txt”, and “SWAT2012.mdb”.
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