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ESA Land Cover Climate Change Initiative (Land_Cover_cci): Global Land Cover Maps, Version 1.6.1

Latest Data Update: 2016-03-09
Status: Superseded
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2016-06-15
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 21 Files | 15GB

This dataset has been superseded. See Latest Version here

As part of the ESA Land Cover Climate Change Initiative (CCI) project a set of Global Land Cover Maps have been produced. These are available at 300m spatial resolution for three epochs centred on the year 2010 (2008-2012), 2005 (2003-2007) and 2000 (1998-2002), where each epoch covers a 5-year period.

Each pixel value corresponds to the label of a land cover class defined using UN-LCCS classifiers. For each epoch, the land cover map is delivered along with 4 quality flags which document the reliability of the classification. These are described further in the Product User Guides.

Further Land Cover CCI products, user tools and a product viewer are available at:

Citable as:  ESA Land Cover CCI project team; Defourny, P. (2016): ESA Land Cover Climate Change Initiative (Land_Cover_cci): Global Land Cover Maps, Version 1.6.1. Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Land Cover, CCI


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Access rules:
Public data: access to these data is available to both registered and non-registered users.
Use of these data is covered by the following licence: When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

Data were processed by the ESA CCI Land Cover project and supplied to CEDA in the context of the ESA CCI Open Data Portal Project

File Format:
Data are available in NetCDF and GeoTiff format

Process overview

  • long_name: LC map processed area flag
  • standard_name: land_cover_lccs status_flag
  • var_id: processed_flag
  • standard_name: land_cover_lccs status_flag
  • long_name: LC pixel type mask
  • var_id: current_pixel_state
  • standard_name: land_cover_lccs
  • long_name: Land cover class defined in LCCS
  • var_id: lccs_class
  • var_id: crs
  • long_name: number of valid observations
  • standard_name: land_cover_lccs number_of_observations
  • var_id: observation_count

Co-ordinate Variables

  • units: degrees_north
  • standard_name: latitude
  • long_name: latitude
  • var_id: lat
  • units: degrees_east
  • standard_name: longitude
  • long_name: longitude
  • var_id: lon
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