LAND - Land cover

Africa global land cover 2000

Global land cover of Africa.
Spot 4/Vegetation (2000).
Source: Global Land Cover 2000 database. European Commission, Joint Research Centre, 2003.

Useful information at global level

Many people think Africa is all rainforest or deserts. This map tells the truth !

The left image is a mosaic image, obtained by putting together thousands of images. Single cloud-free images were combined in a huge mosaic of the continent.

The right image was classified to highlight the main surface cover types (desert, forest, savannah, etc.).

Click here to get the colour legend.

Question: How was the classified image obtained ?