Land cover, Europe (GlobCover 2009)

Feb 4, 2011 (Last modified Feb 7, 2011)
This dataset is an extract from the GlobCover 2009 land cover map, covering Europe.

The GlobCover 2009 land cover map is derived by an automatic and regionally-tuned classification of a time series of global MERIS (MEdium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer) FR mosaics for the year 2009. The global land cover map counts 22 land cover classes defined with the United Nations (UN) Land Cover Classification System (LCCS). For more information on the GlobCover project, see

Note on display: class 210: Water Bodies is set to "transparent" to improve display in the Data Basin map. Within the extract's extent, no data were removed from the original dataset.
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© ESA 2010 and UCLouvain
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1/1/2009 - 12/31/2009
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300 meter
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European Space Agency (ESA) GlobCover
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Copyright notices: © ESA 2010 and UCLouvain. Should you write any scientific publication on the results of research activities that use GlobCover products as input, you shall acknowledge the ESA GlobCover 2009 Project in the text of the publication and provide ESA with an electronic copy of the publication ( If you wish to use the GlobCover 2009 products in advertising or in any commercial promotion, you shall acknowledge the ESA GlobCover 2009 Project and you must submit the layout to ESA for approval beforehand (
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