Help TerraPop prioritize land cover datasets for the data access system

#1

TerraPop will add a number of land cover datasets to the data access system over the next few years. We need your help to determine the order in which we add datasets. Please vote for the dataset or datasets you want us to add next.

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#2

Dataset: MODIS MCD12Q1

Resolution: 500 meters

Time frame: annual updates since 2002

Classification system: five different schemes available

Satellite/sensor: MODIS

Produced by: Mark Friedl et al., Boston University; an official MODIS data product

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#3

Dataset: Globcover

Resolution: 300 meters

Time Frame: 2004-2006, 2009

Classification: 22 classes based on the United Nation’s Land Cover Classification System (LCCS)

Satellite/sensor: ENVISAT-1, MERIS

Produced by: European Space Agency, European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, European Environment Agency, UN Food and Agricultural Organization, UN Environment Programme, GOFC-GOLD, International Geosphere Biosphere Programme

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#4

Dataset: USGS Global Land Cover Characteristics v1.2 and v2.0

Resolution: 1 kilometer

Time frame: 1992-1993

Classification system: seven different schemes available

Satellite/sensor: AVHRR

Produced by: US Geological Survey, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, European Commission’s Joint Research Centre

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#5

Dataset: University of Maryland Land Cover Classification

Resolution: 1 kilometer

Time frame: 1992-1993

Classification: 14 classes

Satellite/sensor: AVHRR

Produced by: University of Maryland Department of Geography

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#6

Dataset: Finer Resolution Observation and Monitoring-Global Land Cover

Resolution: 30 meters

Time frame: 2000, 2010

Classification system: 10 classes

Satellite/sensor: Landsat Thematic Mapper ™ and Enhanced Thematic Mapper (ETM+)

Produced by: Ministry of Science and Technology, People’s Republic of China

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#7

Dataset: MODIS Vegetation Continuous Fields

Resolution: 250 meters

Time frame: annual updates since 2000

Classification: 3 classes

Satellite/sensor: MODIS

Produced by: University of Maryland Department of Geography, NASA; official MODIS data product

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#8

Dataset: Landsat Tree Cover Continuous Fields, beta

Resolution: 30 meters

Time frame: 2000, 2005

Classification system: 1 class

Satellite/sensor: Landsat 5-Thematic Mapper and/or Landsat-t Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+)

Produced by: University of Maryland Department of Geographical Sciences, NASA

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#9

Dataset: UN FAO Global Forest Resource Assessment 2000

Resolution: 1 kilometer

Time frame: 1992-1993, 1995-1996

Classification system: 6 classes

Satellite/sensor: AVHRR

Produced by: United Nations’ Food and Agricultural Organization

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