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Global Land Use Database

Abstract: The data sets describe the geographic patterns of the world's croplands, grazing lands, urban areas, and natural vegetation. Also included are other popular data such as human population density. Developed by Navin Ramankutty and Seth Price, the site provides easy access to land use data in both tabular format (for countries, states, etc. of the world) as well as in map form. The site allows the user to manipulate the data to suit their own specific requirements and download them in several different formats.
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Description: Access the SAGE Global Land Use Database.

Description: Access the SAGE Global Land Use Database.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dataset Title: Global Land Use Database
Dataset Publisher: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Version: Not provided
Data Presentation Form: maps, tables
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1970-01-01
Data Set Progress
Data Center
Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment, Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Email: nramanku at
Contact Address:
Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment
Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1710 University Avenue
City: Madison
Province or State: WI
Postal Code: 53726
Country: USA
Distribution Media: Online
Distribution Format: Image, ASCII, NetCDF
Fees: No fees
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-12-12
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-05-25