Land cover data of the Belt and Road's region (Version 1.0) (2015)

Based on 2015 ESA global land cover data (ESA GlobCover, 300 m grid), combined with the Tsinghua university global land cover data (FROM GLC, 30 m grid), NASA MODIS global land cover data (MCD12Q1, 300 m grid), the United States Geological Survey (USGS global land data (GFSAD30, 30 m), Japanese global forest data (PALSAR/PALSAR - 2, 25 m), we build the LUCC classification system in the Belt and Road's region and the rest of the data transformation rules of the classification system. We also build the land cover classification confidence function and the rules of fusing land classification to finish the integration and modification of land cover products and finally completed the land use data in the Belt and Road's region V1.0 (64 + 1 countries, 2015, 1 km x 1 km grid, the first level classification).

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XU Erqi. Land cover data of the Belt and Road's region (Version 1.0) (2015). National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, 2018. doi: 10.11888/Ecolo.tpdc.270504. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

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Pan-Third Pole Environment Study for a Green Silk Road-A CAS Strategic Priority A Program (No:XDA20000000)

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Geographic coverage
East: 12.00 West: 180.00
South: -10.00 North: 83.00
  • Temporal resolution: Yearly
  • Spatial resolution: km
  • File size: 360 MB
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  • Temporal coverage: 2015-01-01 To 2015-12-31
  • Updated time: 2019-07-18
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