M5.34 – Land cover classification tool
The GlobCover Land Cover project (http://due.esrin.esa.int/globcover/) has released two global land cover classifications for the periods December 2004 - June 2006, and January - December 2009. These are the highest resolution (300 metres) global land cover products ever produced. The Land Cover service will deliver cover maps for the defined region and an analysis of the land cover change occurring in the region between 2005 and 2009. An extended analysis will also provide an array of patch statistics using the FRAGSTATS analysis package (http://www.umass.edu/landeco/research/fragstats/fragstats.html).