The ESA's GlobCover project produced this composite map of Earth.
Artists' impression of the ESA's EnviSat satellite orbiting the Earth.
The Global Land Cover 2000 map, builta at a 1km resolution. The new maps, at a 300 metre resolution, will be a compatible update to this land use map.
May 18, 2007 The European Space Agency's GlobCover project has unveiled the most detailed portraits ever of the Earth's land surface. Using around 40 Terabytes of images captured from the ESA's Envisat, the maps, ten times sharper than anything produced previously, the GlobCover maps will have numerous uses, including plotting worldwide land use trends, studying natural and managed ecosystems and modelling climate change extent and impacts.
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