WorldCover

Short 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.

Band information

WorldCover product has 1 band named Map. The values of this band are described below.

WorldCover Map classes description

Value Color Color Code Class Name
10 0x006400 Tree cover
20 0xffbb22 Shrubland
30 0xffff4c Grassland
40 0xf096ff Cropland
50 0xfa0000 Built up
60 0xb4b4b4 Bare /sparse vegetation
70 0xf0f0f0 Snow and Ice
80 0x0064c8 Permanent water bodies
90 0x0096a0 Herbaceous wetland
95 0x00cf75 Mangroves
100 0xfae6a0 Moss and lichen
0 No data

More information

Representative Images



WorldCover South Romania
WorldCover 2020, river Olt, South of Romania visualised in EO Browser.

WorldCover Amazonas Brazil
WorldCover 2020, Manaus Amazonas Brazil visualised in EO Browser