Land Cover Proba-V - CGLS


Land Cover 

22 classes



Represented classes

0: Unknown

1: Shrubs.

2: Herbaceous vegetation.

3: Cultivated and managed vegetation / agriculture.

4: Urban / built up. L

5: Bare / sparse vegetation.

6: Snow and ice.

7: Permanent water bodies.

8: Herbaceous wetland.

9: Moss and lichen.

10: Closed forest, evergreen needle leaf.

11: Closed forest, evergreen broad leaf.

12: Closed forest, deciduous needle leaf.

13: Closed forest, deciduous broad leaf.

14: Closed forest, mixed.

15: Closed forest, not matching any of the other definitions.

16: Open forest, evergreen needle leaf.

17: Open forest, evergreen broad leaf.

18: Open forest, deciduous needle leaf.

19: Open forest, deciduous broad leaf.

20: Open forest, mixed.

21: Open forest, not matching any of the other definitions.

22: Oceans, seas. 


This Land Cover map is provided for the 2015 reference year over the entire Globe, derived from the PROBA-V 100 m time-series, a database of high quality land cover training sites and several ancillary datasets.

The CGLS Land Cover product provides a primary land cover scheme. Next to these discrete classes, the product also includes continuous field layers for all basic land cover classes that provide proportional estimates for vegetation/ground cover for the land cover types. This continuous classification scheme may depict areas of heterogeneous land cover better than the standard classification scheme and, as such, can be tailored for application use (e.g. forest monitoring, crop monitoring, biodiversity and conservation, monitoring environment and security in Africa, climate modelling, etc.). 

Copernicus Global Land Service (CGLS)

Source data

Copernicus Global Land Service (CGLS) Global Land Cover

Land Cover Map


The Copernicus Global Land Service (CGLS) is earmarked as a component of the Land service to operate a multi-purpose service component that provides a series of bio-geophysical products on the status and evolution of land surface at global scale. 

Spatial resolution 

Global coverage

100 m

Temporal resolution

Period of observation: 

2015 - 2019