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.
WorldCover product has 1 band named Map. The values of this band are described below.
WorldCover Map classes description
Bare /sparse vegetation
Snow and Ice
Permanent water bodies
Moss and lichen
WorldCover 2020, river Olt, South of Romania visualised in EO Browser.
WorldCover 2020, Manaus Amazonas Brazil visualised in EO Browser