Global Land Cover

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Global Land Cover products at 100 m resolution are delivered annually by the global component of the Copernicus Land Service. The most recent collection 3 (version 3.0.1) of 100 m Land Cover products for the years 2015 - 2019 were generated from the PROBA-V 100 m and 300 m satellite observations and several other ancillary datasets with global coverage. These Land Cover products provide a main discrete land cover classification map according to UN-FAO Land Cover Classification System LCCS. Additional continuous fractional layers for all basic land cover classes which give the percentage of a 100 m pixel that is filled with a specific land cover class, are also included in the Land Cover products to provide more detailed information on each land cover class.

Additional info

Additional info




Geographical coverage

Global coverage of land surface area with longitude from 180°W to 180°E and latitude from 78.25°N to 60°S.

Temporal availability

2015-01-01 - 2019-01-01

Update Frequency


Band Information

Discrete_Classification_mapmain discrete land cover classification according to FAO LCCS scheme
Discrete_Classification_probaClassification probability, a quality indicator for the discrete classification
Forest_Type_layerForest type for all pixels where tree cover fraction is bigger than 1 %
Bare_CoverFraction_layerFractional cover (%) for the bare and sparse vegetation class
Crops_CoverFraction_layerFractional cover (%) for the cropland class
Grass_CoverFraction_layerFractional cover (%) for the herbaceous vegetation class
MossLichen_CoverFraction_layerFractional cover (%) for the moss & lichen class
Shrub_CoverFraction_layerFractional cover (%) for the shrubland class
Snow_CoverFraction_layerFractional cover (%) for the snow & ice class
Tree_CoverFraction_layerFractional cover (%) for the forest class
BuiltUp_CoverFraction_layerFractional cover (%) for the built-up class
PermanentWater_CoverFraction_layerFractional cover (%) for the permanent inland water bodies class
SeasonalWater_CoverFraction_layerFractional cover (%) for the seasonal inland water bodies class
DataDensityIndicatorData density indicator showing quality of the EO input data (0 = bad, 100 = perfect data)
Change_Confidence_layerQuality layer regarding the change detection of the current mapped year to the previous mapped year.


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