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Arino, Olivier; Ramos Perez, Jose Julio; Kalogirou, Vasileios; Bontemps, Sophie; Defourny, Pierre; Van Bogaert, Eric (2012): Global Land Cover Map for 2009 (GlobCover 2009). © European Space Agency (ESA) & Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), PANGAEA,

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The GlobCover initiative of ESA developed and demonstrated a service for the generation of global land cover maps, based on Envisat MERIS Fine Resolution (300 m) mode data. ESA and Université catholique de Louvain demonstrated the possibility to use the GlobCover system operationally by delivering GlobCover 2009, the 2009 global land cover map, within a year of the last satellite acquisition. For maximum user benefit the thematic legend of GlobCover is compatible with the UN Land Cover Classification System (LCCS). The system is based on an automatic pre-processing and classification chain. Finally, the global land cover map was validated by an international group of land cover experts and the validation reports are also available to the user community.
GlobCover2009; GlobCover_2009
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Arino, Olivier; Ramos Perez, Jose Julio; Kalogirou, Vasileios; Defourny, Pierre (2009): GLOBCOVER 2009. ESA Living Planet Symposium 2010, 28th June - 2nd July, Bergen, Norway, SP-686, hdl:10013/epic.39894.d001
Arino, Olivier; Ramos Perez, Jose Julio; Kalogirou, Vasileios; Defourny, Pierre; Achard, F (2010): GLOBCOVER 2009. ESA-iLEAPS-EGU Earth Observation for Land-Atmosphere Interaction Science. 3rd - 5th November, Frascati, Italy, SP-688, short paper, 3 pp, hdl:10013/epic.39889.d001
Bontemps, Sophie; Defourny, Pierre; Van Bogaert, Eric; Arino, Olivier; Kalogirou, Vasileios; Ramos Perez, Jose Julio (2011): GLOBCOVER 2009 Products description and validation report. Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) & European Space Agency (esa), Vers. 2.2, 53 pp, hdl:10013/epic.39884.d016
Median Latitude: 12.500000 * Median Longitude: 180.000000 * South-bound Latitude: -65.000000 * West-bound Longitude: 180.000000 * North-bound Latitude: 90.000000 * East-bound Longitude: 180.000000
GlobCover * Latitude Start: 90.000000 * Longitude Start: -180.000000 * Latitude End: -65.000000 * Longitude End: 180.000000
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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