Land Cover Overview

Land cover is a grid which assigns a code to each point in the data set based on occurs there.  It differs from land use, but obviously the two are related.  The code is normally a byte, and there are usually a few dozen categories.

Global Land Coverage 2000--1 km pixels GlobCover 2009--300 m pixels US NLCD 30 m pixels (1992, 2001, 2006, 2011)

 

Other land cover data sets

Biomes

http://worldgrids.org/doku.php?id=wiki:land_cover_and_land_use


 Last revision5/ 9/2016