[dataset] Vegetation (Percent Tree Cover) - 2008

Percent Tree Cover represents the density of trees on the ground. The data show the ratio of the area covered with branches and leaves of trees (tree canopy) to the ground surface seen from the above (vertical direction). Satellite images of the whole globe from the MODIS sensor of Terra were used for the data creation. As for deciduous trees, which drop all their leaves during the period of low temperature or dryness, the ratio of the most flourishing period of a year (Maximum Percent Tree Cover) was referenced as the Percent Tree Cover.

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Identifier vegetation-percent-tree-cover-2018
Contact Point Geospatial Information Authority of Japan, Chiba University and collaborating organizations
Contact Point - ORCID iD or e-mail adress
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Information Website https://globalmaps.github.io/ptc.html
Theme / Vocabulary / Ontology
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Spatial Resolution 500
Spatial Resolution Measured In meters
Temporal Coverage 2008-01-01 to 2008-12-31
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Last Updated January 20, 2022, 16:24 (UTC)
Created January 20, 2022, 16:23 (UTC)