MCD12Q1.061 MODIS Land Cover Type Yearly Global 0.05 Deg CMG

MODIS/061/MCD12C1
Dataset Availability
2001-01-01T00:00:00Z–2022-01-01T00:00:00
Dataset Provider
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ee.ImageCollection("MODIS/061/MCD12C1")
Tags
landcover modis nasa usgs yearly

Description

The Terra and Aqua combined Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Land Cover Climate Modeling Grid (CMG) (MCD12C1) Version 6.1 data product provides a spatially aggregated and reprojected version of the tiled MCD12Q1 Version 6.1 data product. Maps of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP), University of Maryland (UMD), and Leaf Area Index (LAI) classification schemes are provided at yearly intervals at 0.05 degree (5,600 meter) spatial resolution for the entire globe from 2001 to 2022. Additionally, sub-pixel proportions of each land cover class in each 0.05 degree pixel is provided along with the aggregated quality assessment information for each of the three land classification schemes.

Provided in each MCD12C1 Version 6.1 Hierarchical Data Format 4 (HDF4) file are layers for Majority Land Cover Type 1-3, Majority Land Cover Type 1-3 Assessment, and Majority Land Cover Type 1-3 Percent.

Documentation:

Bands

Resolution
5600 meters

Bands

Name Units Min Max Description
Majority_Land_Cover_Type_1 0 16

Majority Land Cover Type 1: Most likely IGBP class for each 0.05 degree pixel

Majority_Land_Cover_Type_1_Assessment % 0 100

Majority Land Cover Type 1 Assessment: Majority IGBP class confidence

Majority_Land_Cover_Type_1_Percent % 0 100

Majority Land Cover Type 1 Percent: Percent cover of each IGBP class at each pixel

Majority_Land_Cover_Type_2 0 15

Majority Land Cover Type 2: Most likely UMD class for each 0.05 degree pixel

Majority_Land_Cover_Type_2_Assessment % 0 100

Majority Land Cover Type 2 Assessment: Majority UMD class confidence

Majority_Land_Cover_Type_2_Percent % 0 100

Majority Land Cover Type 2 Percent: Percent cover of each UMD class at each pixel

Majority_Land_Cover_Type_3 0 10

Majority Land Cover Type 3: Most likely LAI class for each 0.05 degree pixel

Majority_Land_Cover_Type_3_Assessment % 0 100

Majority Land Cover Type 3 Assessment: Majority LAI class confidence

Majority_Land_Cover_Type_3_Percent % 0 100

Majority Land Cover Type 3 Percent: Percent cover of each LAI class at each pixel

Majority_Land_Cover_Type_1 Class Table

Value Color Description
0 #1c0dff Water Bodies: at least 60% of area is covered by permanent water bodies.
1 #05450a Evergreen Needleleaf Forests: dominated by evergreen conifer trees (canopy >2m). Tree cover >60%.
2 #086a10 Evergreen Broadleaf Forests: dominated by evergreen broadleaf and palmate trees (canopy >2m). Tree cover >60%.
3 #54a708 Deciduous Needleleaf Forests: dominated by deciduous needleleaf (larch) trees (canopy >2m). Tree cover >60%.
4 #78d203 Deciduous Broadleaf Forests: dominated by deciduous broadleaf trees (canopy >2m). Tree cover >60%.
5 #009900 Mixed Forests: dominated by neither deciduous nor evergreen (40-60% of each) tree type (canopy >2m). Tree cover >60%.
6 #c6b044 Closed Shrublands: dominated by woody perennials (1-2m height) >60% cover.
7 #dcd159 Open Shrublands: dominated by woody perennials (1-2m height) 10-60% cover.
8 #dade48 Woody Savannas: tree cover 30-60% (canopy >2m).
9 #fbff13 Savannas: tree cover 10-30% (canopy >2m).
10 #b6ff05 Grasslands: dominated by herbaceous annuals (<2m).
11 #27ff87 Permanent Wetlands: permanently inundated lands with 30-60% water cover and >10% vegetated cover.
12 #c24f44 Croplands: at least 60% of area is cultivated cropland.
13 #a5a5a5 Urban and Built-up Lands: at least 30% impervious surface area including building materials, asphalt and vehicles.
14 #ff6d4c Cropland/Natural Vegetation Mosaics: mosaics of small-scale cultivation 40-60% with natural tree, shrub, or herbaceous vegetation.
15 #69fff8 Permanent Snow and Ice: at least 60% of area is covered by snow and ice for at least 10 months of the year.
16 #f9ffa4 Barren: at least 60% of area is non-vegetated barren (sand, rock, soil) areas with less than 10% vegetation.

Majority_Land_Cover_Type_2 Class Table

Value Color Description
0 #1c0dff Water Bodies: at least 60% of area is covered by permanent water bodies.
1 #05450a Evergreen Needleleaf Forests: dominated by evergreen conifer trees (canopy >2m). Tree cover >60%.
2 #086a10 Evergreen Broadleaf Forests: dominated by evergreen broadleaf and palmate trees (canopy >2m). Tree cover >60%.
3 #54a708 Deciduous Needleleaf Forests: dominated by deciduous needleleaf (larch) trees (canopy >2m). Tree cover >60%.
4 #78d203 Deciduous Broadleaf Forests: dominated by deciduous broadleaf trees (canopy >2m). Tree cover >60%.
5 #009900 Mixed Forests: dominated by neither deciduous nor evergreen (40-60% of each) tree type (canopy >2m). Tree cover >60%.
6 #c6b044 Closed Shrublands: dominated by woody perennials (1-2m height) >60% cover.
7 #dcd159 Open Shrublands: dominated by woody perennials (1-2m height) 10-60% cover.
8 #dade48 Woody Savannas: tree cover 30-60% (canopy >2m).
9 #fbff13 Savannas: tree cover 10-30% (canopy >2m).
10 #b6ff05 Grasslands: dominated by herbaceous annuals (<2m).
12 #c24f44 Croplands: at least 60% of area is cultivated cropland.
13 #a5a5a5 Urban and Built-up Lands: at least 30% impervious surface area including building materials, asphalt and vehicles.
15 #f9ffa4 Barren: at least 60% of area is non-vegetated barren (sand, rock, soil) or permanent snow and ice with less than 10% vegetation.

Majority_Land_Cover_Type_3 Class Table

Value Color Description
0 #1c0dff Water Bodies: at least 60% of area is covered by permanent water bodies.
1 #b6ff05 Grasslands: dominated by herbaceous annuals (<2m) including cereal croplands.
2 #dcd159 Shrublands: shrub (1-2m) cover >10%.
3 #c24f44 Broadleaf Croplands: bominated by herbaceous annuals (<2m) that are cultivated with broadleaf crops.
4 #fbff13 Savannas: between 10-60% tree cover (>2m).
5 #086a10 Evergreen Broadleaf Forests: dominated by evergreen broadleaf and palmate trees (canopy >2m). Tree cover >60%.
6 #78d203 Deciduous Broadleaf Forests: dominated by deciduous broadleaf trees (canopy >2m). Tree cover >60%.
7 #05450a Evergreen Needleleaf Forests: dominated by evergreen conifer trees (canopy >2m). Tree cover >60%.
8 #54a708 Deciduous Needleleaf Forests: dominated by deciduous needleleaf (larch) trees (canopy >2m). Tree cover >60%.
9 #f9ffa4 Unvegetated: at least 60% of area is non-vegetated barren (sand, rock, soil) or permanent snow and ice with less than 10% vegetation.
10 #a5a5a5 Urban and Built-up Lands: at least 30% impervious surface area including building materials, asphalt and vehicles.

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Code Editor (JavaScript)

var dataset = ee.ImageCollection('MODIS/061/MCD12C1');
var igbpLandCover = dataset.select('Majority_Land_Cover_Type_1');
var igbpLandCoverVis = {
  min: 0,
  max: 16.0,
  palette: [
    '1c0dff', '05450a', '086a10', '54a708', '78d203', '009900', 'c6b044', 'dcd159',
    'dade48', 'fbff13', 'b6ff05', '27ff87', 'c24f44', 'a5a5a5', 'ff6d4c',
    '69fff8', 'f9ffa4'
  ],
};
Map.setCenter(6.746, 46.529, 2);
Map.addLayer(igbpLandCover, igbpLandCoverVis, 'IGBP Land Cover');
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