ESA WorldCover

agriculture biodiversity derived data land cover open data worldcover

Description

The European Space Agency (ESA) WorldCover is a global land cover map with 11 different land cover classes produced at 10m resolution based on combination of both Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 data. In areas where Sentinel-2 images are covered by clouds for an extended period of time, Sentinel-1 data then provides complimentary information on the structural characteristics of the observed land cover. Therefore, the combination of Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 data makes it possible to update the land cover map almost in real time. WorldCover Map has been produced for 2020 (01 January to 31 December) with a global coverage as part of the 5th Earth Observation Envelope Programme (EOEP-5). It provides valuable information for applications such as biodiversity, food security, carbon assessment and climate modelling.
More information can be found on the WorldCover website and the product user Manual.

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Additional info

Additional info

Resolution

10m

Geographical coverage

Global land area

Temporal availability

2020

Update Frequency

Annually

Band Information

NameDescription
MapMain discrete classification according to FAO LCCS scheme, 11 land cover classes.

Custom scripts

Collection of Copernicus services data custom scripts

License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, read more details on attribution and citation here

Provider

European Space Agency

Managed By

Sentinel Hub

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Contact

VITO Remote Sensing

Resources

  • End point
    services.sentinel-hub.com
    Type
    byoc-0b940c63-45dd-4e6b-8019-c3660b81b884
    collectionId
    0b940c63-45dd-4e6b-8019-c3660b81b884

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