• Land Cover Type - MODIS, MCD12Q1(c5.1) mosaic

    Five global land cover classification schemes. USGS MODIS land product MCD12Q1.051 mosaiced and reprojected for Australia.

    • KEYWORDS:
      LPDAAC, MODIS, land cover
    • DATA LICENCE
      & ACCESS RIGHTS:
      CC-BY 3.0
    • SPATIAL COVERAGE
      & RESOLUTION:
      500 m resolution; Australia
    • TEMPORAL COVERAGE & RESOLUTION:
      1 year composite; 2001 to ongoing
    • PRODUCTION STATUS:
      Updated as available from USGS
  • Woody Extent and Foliage Projective Cover - SPOT, OEH algorithm, NSW

    The map of woody vegetation extent shows the location, extent, and density of foliage cover for stands of woody vegetation in NSW. The resolution is fine enough to identify small features such as trees in paddocks and scattered woodlands through to the largest expanses of forest in the State.

    • KEYWORDS:
      SPOT, cover, woody vegetation, OEH
    • DATA LICENCE
      & ACCESS RIGHTS:
      CC-BY 4.0
    • SPATIAL COVERAGE
      & RESOLUTION:
      5 m resolution; NSW
    • TEMPORAL COVERAGE & RESOLUTION:
      Single layer derived from data in the period 2011
    • PRODUCTION STATUS:
      One-off, no update planned

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TERN AusCover supports a nationally consistent approach to the calibration, validation, and delivery of earth observation data products. To ensure that earth observation data is useful to a wide range of users, the collection and delivery of this data needs to be accurate, precise, and use reproducible methods. To support the earth observation community in achieving a high quality and consistent approach nationwide, we’ve developed our ‘Good Practice Guidelines’ that provide advice on calibrating and validating earth observation data.
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The Guidelines draw upon the knowledge and experience of our national expert network, and also internationally agreed protocols and standards. We are grateful to the external and international reviewers who refined the Guidelines prior to their release.

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