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Global Land Cover Characterization Program
Entry ID: USGS_GLCC_1.2

Abstract: The Global Land Cover Characterization Project was established to meet science data requirements identified by the International Geosphere and Biosphere Programme (IGBP), and the U. S. Global Change Research Program. The overall goal is to produce flexible large-area land cover databases to meet evolving requirements of the earth science research community.

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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: USGS
Dataset Title: Global Land Cover Characterization Program
Dataset Release Date: 1997-11-01T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Publisher: USGS
Version: 1.2
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1992-04-01
Stop Date: 1993-03-01
Quality A revised version of the database is available but still requires a full
accuracy assessment.
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
Data Center
Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 605-594-6151, 800-252-4547
Fax: 605-594-6589
Email: lta at
Contact Address:
LTA Customer Services
U.S. Geological Survey
EROS Center
47914 252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
Province or State: SD
Postal Code: 57198-0001
Country: USA
Distribution Media: Online
Distribution Format: various
Fees: No fees
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-07-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-03-25