- November 16, 2022
- Posted by: EARSC
- Category: Members News
One year after the release of the WorldCover 2020 map, i.e. the first global land cover product at 10 m resolution based on both Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 data, WorldCover is proud to release WorldCover 2021. A new and improved version of the product for 2021 with even higher quality!
Project coordinator Ruben Van De Kerchove explains more about this new version, the algorithm improvements as well as the upcoming complementary Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 composites. Discover how this global land cover data can benefit your application!
- by Ruben Van De Kerchove 28.10.2022
NEW AND IMPROVED GLOBAL LAND COVER MAP
With an ever-changing environment, governments, businesses and individuals need high-resolution, accurate and timely land-cover information. For this purpose, ESA initiated the WorldCover project which was kicked off in 2019. Two years later, in October 2021 the WorldCover team proudly released the new global baseline land cover product at 10 m resolution for 2020.
Following the positive feedback from the users, ESA decided to extend the WorldCover project and requested the WorldCover consortium to also produce a 2021 version of the product with an even higher quality.
Together with our project partners, Brockmann Consult, Gamma Remote Sensing AG, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis and Wageningen University, we are now pleased to release this new and improved WorldCover map for 2021, again available free of charge to the entire community.
Read more at https://blog.vito.be/remotesensing/worldcover2021