At 300 m resolution, GlobCover Land Cover v2 provides high resolution imagery of global land cover. The data contain 22 classes of land cover, drawing on the UN Land Cover Classification System. Satellite imagery comes from the ENVISAT satellite mission’s MERIS sensor, covering the period from December 2004 to June 2006.Citation:Bontemps, Sophie, Pierre Defourney, Eric Van Bogaert, Olivier Arion, Vasileios Kalogirou, and Jose Ramos Perez. 2009. “GLOBCOVER 2009: Product Description and Validation Report.” Available online at:

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