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Global Land Cover Datasets

This page offers access to a number of datasets which describe land cover characteristics at 1°×1° resolution and to some sample data product images. The datasets were assembled by Inez Fung, Elaine Matthews, and associates during 1984-1991.

The land cover datasets use a common format throughout, with the exception of the Country Codes dataset. Please read the descriptions on Explanation of Arrays.

The following datasets are available:


Papers and reports which describe the datasets include: