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Regional Land Cover

The dataset contains a raster version of the GlobCover land cover map produced for the year 2009, clipped to the Greater Mekong Region. The land cover image is derived from the 300m MERIS sensor on board the ENVISAT satellite mission. Comprehensive explanatory notes of the GlobCover project and products (methods, legend and validation) are summarized in a document named “GLOBCOVER 2009 – Products description and validation report”, which can be downloaded on this ftp site. You will find the following files within the zip file ( in addition to a “ReadMe” file.

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Additional Info

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Dataset topic category
  • Forest classifications
  • Forest cover
  • Forests and forestry
  • Land classifications
  • English
Use limitations © ESA 2010 and UCLouvain Attribution to ESA DUE GlobCover:
Dataset reference date December 21, 2010
Temporal extent's start date January 1, 2009
Temporal extent's end date December 31, 2009
  • Cambodia
  • Viet Nam
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Thailand
  • Myanmar
  • China
West bounding coordinates 102.33517885161177
East bounding coordinates 107.62535755979164
South bounding coordinates 9.912010844974802
North bounding coordinates 14.690149841206535
Spatial Reference System WGS 84 (EPSG:4326) (CRS:84)
Positional Accuracy Please refer to dataset reference documents
Logical Consistency There are no known issues with logical consistency.
Completeness There are no known issues with completeness.
Process Step Please refer to the Globcover 2009 Validation Report for full methodology of how the dataset was created:
Lineage GlobCover 2009 (Global Land Cover Map) RELEASED ON 21st December 2010.
Responsible party ESA Communication Department ESRIN Via Galileo Galilei Casella Postale 64 I-00044 Frascati Italy
Attributes Please refer to the Globcover 2009 legend documentation within the zip file
License unspecified
Copyright Yes
Version 1.0
Date uploaded October 27, 2016, 12:36 (UTC)
Date modified December 18, 2020, 02:22 (UTC)