Land use and land cover in Central Asia (1990-2015)

Land use and land cover in Central Asia (1990-2015)

The data defines LC classes using a set of classifiers. The system was designed as a hierarchical classification, which allows adjusting the thematic detail of the legend to the amount of information available to describe each LC class, whilst following a standardized classification approach.

As the CCI-LC maps are designed to be globally consistent, their legend is determined by the level of information that is available and that makes sense at the scale of the entire world. The “level 1” legend – also called “global” legend – presented in Table 3-1 meets this requirement. This legend counts 22 classes and each class is associated with a ten values code (i.e. class codes of 10, 20, 30, etc.).

The CCI-LC maps are also described by a more detailed legend, called “level 2” or “regional”. This level 2 legend makes use of more accurate and regional information – where available – to define more LCCS classifiers and so to reach a higher level of detail in the legend. This regional legend has therefore more classes which are listed in Appendix 1. The regional classes are associated with nonten values (i.e. class codes such as 11, 12, etc.). They are not present all over the world since they were not properly discriminated at the global scale.

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The names of the documents, 1992.tiff and 2015.tiff, represent land cover data for 1992 and 2015 respectively

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Yang, Y. (2020). Land use and land cover in Central Asia (1990-2015). National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

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Geographic coverage
East: 90.00 West: 58.00
South: 35.00 North: 45.00
  • Temporal resolution: Yearly
  • Spatial resolution: 100m - 1km
  • File size: 566 MB
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  • Access: Open Access
  • Temporal coverage: 1992-07-09 To 2015-07-10
  • Updated time: 2022-04-19
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