Land Cover

MODIS Land Cover - Product MCD12Q1

The MODIS Land Cover Type product is a global land cover classification data layer produced annually from 2001 through 2013 (as of this writing).  For each year there are five land cover schemes, developed by different research groups.  Data are distributed by the USGS at 500m resolution in standard MODIS grid tiles.  These tiles use the sinusoidal projection and  cover approximately 1200 x 1200 km (~10° x 10° at the equator).  The following USGS site has detailed meta data and download access:

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