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Global Map V.1 (Global Version)
Land Cover (GLCNMO) Download

About Land Cover (GLCNMO) data

The Global Land Cover by National Mapping Organizations (GLCNMO) is the data of 1km (30 arc seconds) grid with 20 land cover items. The data were created by using MODIS data observed in 2003 (TERRA Satellite) with the cooperation of NMOs of the world in providing training data and validation. The classification is based on LCCS developed by FAO. Therefore, it is possible to compare and integrate GLCNMO and other land cover data products based on LCCS.
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glcnmo-preview download sample images

Legend
CodeColor (RGB)Class NameCodeColor (RGB)Class Name
1(0,50,0)Broadleaf Evergreen Forest11(240,100,50)Cropland
2(60,150,0)Broadleaf Deciduous Forest12(145,50,230)Paddy field
3(0,110,0)Needleleaf Evergreen Forest13(230,100,230)Cropland / Other Vegetation Mosaic
4(85,110,25)Needleleaf Deciduous Forest14(155,130,230)Mangrove
5(0,200,0)Mixed Forest15(180,254,240)Wetland
6(140,190,140)Tree Open16(100,100,100)Bare area,consolidated(gravel,rock)
7(70,120,100)Shrub17(200,200,200)Bare area,unconsolidated (sand)
8(180,230,100)Herbaceous18(255,0,0)Urban
9(155,200,50)Herbaceous with Sparse Tree/Shrub19(255,255,255)Snow / Ice
10(235,255,100)Sparse vegetation20(90,220,220)Water bodies

Agreement for use

Agreement for use

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The data (land cover code: 1-20) is available in two kinds of formats (BIL and TIFF).
BIL data is the official Global Map format, and suitable for GIS software.
Even if you do not have GIS software, you can see the TIFF data with an image viewer.

You will need registration to use Global map Land Cover (GLCNMO).
You can register through the following web page:

Registration for the use of Global Map V.1 (Global version)


BIL format

The data is divided into the domain of the tiles in the red shown on the map below.
First, please select the area of your interest. (Or click the area on the map)
GLCNMO Index 1 (from 180 degrees W. to 60 degrees W., South hemisphere)
GLCNMO Index 2 (from 180 degrees W. to 60 degrees W., North hemisphere)
GLCNMO Index 3 (from 60 degrees W. to 60 degrees E., South hemisphere)
GLCNMO Index 4 (from 60 degrees W. to 60 degrees E., North hemisphere)
GLCNMO Index 5 (from 60 degrees E. to 180 degrees E., South hemisphere)
GLCNMO Index 6 (from 60 degrees E. to 180 degrees E., North hemisphere)

index area1 area2 area3 area4 area5 area6

TIFF format

You can also download the data in TIFF format with world file for georeferencing.
Please select (click on the following figure) the area of your interest, and then you can download a compressed file which contains relevant 4 files (TIFF data, world file, metadata and color information).
The data is divided into 72 tiles shown in the map below.
The range of each tile is 30 degrees by 30 degrees with 30 seconds resolution (3,600 pixels by 3,600 pixels).

tiff_index LC1.ZIP LC2.ZIP LC3.ZIP LC4.ZIP LC5.ZIP LC6.ZIP LC7.ZIP LC8.ZIP LC9.ZIP LC10.ZIP LC11.ZIP LC12.ZIP LC13.ZIP LC14.ZIP LC15.ZIP LC16.ZIP LC17.ZIP LC18.ZIP LC19.ZIP LC20.ZIP LC21.ZIP LC22.ZIP LC23.ZIP LC24.ZIP LC25.ZIP LC26.ZIP LC27.ZIP LC28.ZIP LC29.ZIP LC30.ZIP LC31.ZIP LC32.ZIP LC33.ZIP LC34.ZIP LC35.ZIP LC36.ZIP LC37.ZIP LC38.ZIP LC39.ZIP LC40.ZIP LC41.ZIP LC42.ZIP LC43.ZIP LC44.ZIP LC45.ZIP LC46.ZIP LC47.ZIP LC48.ZIP LC49.ZIP LC50.ZIP LC51.ZIP LC52.ZIP LC53.ZIP LC54.ZIP LC55.ZIP LC56.ZIP LC57.ZIP LC58.ZIP LC59.ZIP LC60.ZIP LC61.ZIP LC62.ZIP LC63.ZIP LC64.ZIP LC65.ZIP LC66.ZIP LC67.ZIP LC68.ZIP LC69.ZIP LC70.ZIP LC71.ZIP LC72.ZIP

Color table for TIFF data
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