Global Land Cover Facility (GLCF)

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TitleGlobal Land Cover Facility (GLCF)
Publication2012-01-31 00:00
Modification2012-01-31 00:00
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AbstractThe Global Land Cover Facility (GLCF) provides earth science data and products to help everyone to better understand global environmental systems. In particular, the GLCF develops and distributes remotely sensed satellite data and products that explain land cover from the local to global scales.
PurposeGLCF research focuses on determining land cover and land cover change around the world. Land cover is the discernible vegetation, geologic, hydrologic or anthropogenic features on the planet's land surface. These features, such as forests, urban area, croplands and sand dunes, can be measured and categorized using satellite imagery. Land cover change can be assessed by comparing one area with two images taken at different dates. Determining where, when, how much and why change occurs with land cover is a crucial scientific concern. It is imperative that appropriate tools be made available to better manage and adapt to change.
Keywordslanduse, land use, land cover, landcover, World, WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link
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Linkagehttp://www.glcf.umd.edu/data/

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PersonThomas Mönkemeier
OrganisationHumboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin
AdresssRudower Chaussee 16
City10099 Berlin
E-Mailthomas.moenkemeier@geo.hu-berlin.de