Global Map Data Download Service
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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Agreement for use
The data 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)
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)
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).
Color table for TIFF data
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