GLCF: Landsat Global Inland Water

GLCF/GLS_WATER
Dataset Availability
2000-01-01T00:00:00 - 2000-12-31T00:00:00
Dataset Provider
Earth Engine Snippet
ee.ImageCollection("GLCF/GLS_WATER")
Tags
water landsat-derived glcf umd nasa

Description

The Global Inland Water dataset shows inland surface water bodies, including fresh and saline lakes, rivers, and reservoirs.

From the GLS 2000 epoch, 3,650,723 km2 of inland water were identified, around three quarters of which were in North America and Asia. Boreal forests and tundra hold the largest portion of inland water, about 40% of the global total. The data exhibits strong linear correlation with both the MODIS dataset as well as 30-m resolution datasets over the United States and Canada. Residual errors were due primarily to the seasonality of water cover, snow and ice, and residual clouds.

The dataset contains one or more image for each available Landsat WRS2 path/row.

Bands

Resolution
30 meters

Bands

Name Description
water

Water classification

water Class Table

Value Color Description
1 FAFAFA Land
2 00C5FF Water
4 DF73FF Snow/ice
200 828282 Cloud shadow
201 CCCCCC Cloud

Image Properties

Image Properties

Name Type Description
path DOUBLE

Path

pathrow STRING

Path and row

row DOUBLE

Row

water_class_names DOUBLE

Water class names

water_class_palette DOUBLE

Water class palette

water_class_values PROPERTY_TYPE_UNSPECIFIED

Water class values

Terms of Use

Terms of Use

Intellectual property rights to this dataset belong to University of Maryland, Department of Geographical Sciences and NASA. Usage is free if acklowedgement is made.

Citations

Citations:

Explore in Earth Engine

var dataset = ee.ImageCollection('GLCF/GLS_WATER');
var water = dataset.select('water');
var waterVis = {
  min: 1.0,
  max: 4.0,
  palette: ['FAFAFA', '00C5FF', 'DF73FF', '828282', 'CCCCCC'],
};
Map.setCenter(-79.3094, 44.5693, 8);
Map.addLayer(water, waterVis, 'Water');

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