Get Land Cover Data

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Earth from Space showing Africa and Antarctica

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United States Geological Survey (USGS)

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The USGS Land Cover Institute posts great links to a huge amount of land cover/land use sites, for the US and around the globe.. Links here include most of the datasets listed in this article, and many more esoteric data such as river observations, aquifers data and ocean colour information. Although the page starts with US data, it continues with data for other continents lower down the page.

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