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Where can I get global land cover data?

Access global land cover data using two sources on EarthExplorer:

Global Land Cover Characterization (GLCC) 

  • Select "GLCC" under "Land Cover" in the "Data Sets" tab in EarthExplorer
  • Derived from 1-km Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) data collected April 1992-March 1993. 

Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Land Cover 

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