Land use of the Tibet Plateau in 2015 (Version 1.0)

Based on 2015 ESA global land cover data (ESA GlobCover), combined with the Tsinghua university global land cover data (FROM GLC)、NASA MODIS global land cover data (MCD12Q1)、University of Maryland global land data (UMD)、USGS global land data (IGBP DISCover),we build the LUC classification system in the Tibet Plateau 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 complet the land use data in the Tibet Plateau V1.0.

Data file naming and use method

xx is dx,meaning the Tibet Plateau
data is lu,meaning the land use
yy is time,meaning the year of data

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XU Eriqi. Land use of the Tibet Plateau in 2015 (Version 1.0). National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, 2019. doi: 10.11888/Geogra.tpdc.270198. (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: 105.00 West: 73.00
South: 25.00 North: 40.00
  • Temporal resolution: Yearly
  • Spatial resolution: m
  • File size: 30 MB
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  • Temporal coverage: 1992-02-07 To 2016-02-06
  • Updated time: 2019-10-19
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Distributor: National Tibetan Plateau Data Center


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