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An important land use land cover global dataset was released this week, the ESA’s GlobCover Global LC version 2 at a spatial resolution of 300m.
Amongst the highlights: “The GlobCover Land Cover product is the highest resolution (300 meters) Global Land Cover product ever produced.
The GlobCover Land Cover product is based on ENVISAT MERIS data at full resolution from January 2005 to June 2006.
The GlobCover Land Cover product has been developed in partnership with EEA, FAO, GOFC-GOLD, IGBP, JRC and UNEP.
The GlobCover Land Cover product is labelled according to the UN Land Cover Classification System.”
Be careful, the product description and some webpages have not been updated yet but should be very soon.