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Land cover of Vietnam 2009

Dataset is polygon data with geospatial referecing. Land cover maps use as input observations from the 300m MERIS sensor on board the ENVISAT satellite mission. Maps cover period of January - December 2009.

Data Resources (4)

  • Shapefile
  • KML
  • GeoJSON

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Additional Info

Field Value
Dataset topic category
  • Forest classifications
  • Forest cover
  • Forests and forestry
  • Land classifications
  • English
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Dataset reference date July 12, 2016
Temporal extent's start date July 1, 2009
Temporal extent's end date July 12, 2009
  • Viet Nam
West bounding coordinates 102.14691219401038
East bounding coordinates 109.46463800857511
South bounding coordinates 8.408259576367954
North bounding coordinates 23.38902925478761
Spatial Reference System WGS 84 (EPSG:4326) (CRS:84)
Completeness GlobCover 2009 (Global Land Cover Map) RELEASED ON 21st December 2010 on the website ESA
Process Step This land cover data set is derived from the original raster based Globcover global archive. It has been post-processed to generate a vector version at national extent with the LCCS legend (22 classes worldwide) for being analyzed in the GLCN software Advanced Database Gateway (ADG). ADG software provides a user-friendly interface and advanced functionalities to breakdown the LCCS classes in their classifiers for further aggregations and analysis. The data set is intended for free public access. The shape file's attributes contain the following fields: -Area (sqm) -Perimeter (m) -ID -Gridcode (Globcover cell value) -LCCCode (unique LCCS code) You can download a zip archive containing: -the shape file (.shp) -the ArcGis layer file with global legend (.lyr) -the ArcView 3 legend file (.avl) -the LCCS legend table (.xls) Vietnam Open Development Data is visualised in CartoDB. Subsets of this data were created for presentation at country level.
Lineage Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. FAO GEONETWORK. Land cover of Viet Nam (GeoLayer). (Latest update: 04 Jun 2015) Accessed (16 Aug 2018). URI:
Responsible party ESA Communication Department ESRIN Via Galileo Galilei Casella Postale 64 I-00044 Frascati Italy
Attributes - Polygon_Geometry - Gridcode - Area - ID - Perimeter - Land cover (type)
License CC-BY-SA-4.0
Copyright To be determined
Version V.1
Date uploaded July 12, 2016, 03:51 (UTC)
Date modified September 7, 2020, 07:18 (UTC)