China’s GlobeLand30 LULC Dataset Released

China’s GlobeLand30 LULC Dataset Released

Announced last week is a newly available and free global land use land cover dataset at 30m spatial resolution. Here’s the official announcement: On the occasion of the upcoming UN climate change summit, Chinese government donates the GlobeLand30 datasets to the United Nations.

From the announcement: “For the past four years, China NASG has developed and prepared GlobeLand30, the world’s first global land cover datasets at a 30m resolution, for the years 2000 and 2010. The datasets are organized by ten major land cover classes and provide essential high resolution land cover and change information for climate change studies, environment monitoring, resource management, sustainable development, and many other societal benefit areas.”

You can head to the OpenLandService website to download the GLC30 – GlobeLand30 LULC dataset.

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About Qiusheng Wu

Assistant Professor of Geography at Binghamton University, State University of New York

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