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Okavango Delta, Botswana

09 January 2020

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Annual 100m land cover of Africa released

Last May, the team of the global component of the Copernicus Land Monitoring Service released their first 100 m global land cover maps for the year 2015, based on Proba-V observations and computed on the MEP platform.

To map land change processes, such as desertification, de- or re-forestation, urbanization and infrastructure development impacts, you will need to compare land cover maps across different years.

To this end, the same team is now releasing a first set of annual land cover maps over Africa as a demonstration and stepping stone towards global change maps that are expected by the summer of 2020.

The image above shows the classification of the famous Okavango Delta (right), nicely complementing a Google EarthTM background image (left).


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