I am looking for high resolution land use data sets for the world.

This question is NOT to be confused with an earlier question - Equivalent of CORINE land cover data sets for rest of world which refers to land cover.

My question relates to high resolution land use data sets.


  • Could you describe a bit more precisely what "high" resolution you are looking for? Spatial and/or semantic resolution? – julien Dec 10 '14 at 10:00
  • @Julien - definitely spatial. – gansub Dec 10 '14 at 10:01
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    there is no high spatial resolution global LU map from what I know, but you could find useful links freegisdata.rtwilson.com/index.html#land-use for country by country maps. – radouxju Dec 10 '14 at 10:54
  • @radouxju - what about the MODIS land use data ? – gansub Dec 10 '14 at 11:12
  • MODIS (MCD12Q1) is land cover oriented, and with a spatial resolution of 500 m. – radouxju Dec 10 '14 at 12:29

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