Land Cover - Land Use

The MODIS Land Cover Type Product (MCD12Q1) provides a series of science data sets (SDSs) that map global land cover at 5 km spatial resolution at annual time step for six land cover legends (Sulla Menashe & Friedl 2018). The MCD12Q1 product is created using supervised classification of MODIS reflectance data (Friedl et al. 2002, 2010). International Geosphere–Biosphere Programme (IGBL) legend and classification has also been adopted for this layer (table 3 of Sulla Menashe & Friedl 2018).