Decommissioning of MODIS Version 5.1 Land Cover Type Data Products on January 7, 2019

December 20, 2018
By: LP DAAC

The Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC) will be decommissioning the Terra and Aqua Combined MODIS Version 5.1 Land Cover Type data products on January 7, 2019. These annual products at 500 meter (m) (MCD12Q1) and 5,600 m (MCD12C1) spatial resolutions will no longer be distributed by the LP DAAC or available for download from NASA’s Earthdata Search, Data Pool, AppEEARS, or USGS EarthExplorer. The improved MODIS Version 6 datasets have been available since May 2018, allowing the MODIS community to transition from the Version 5 products over that time.

Citations containing the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) for the Version 6 datasets are provided below.

MODIS/Terra and Aqua Combined Land Cover Type CMG Yearly Global 0.05 Deg - MCD12C1.006
Friedl, M., Sulla-Menashe, D. (2015). MCD12C1 MODIS/Terra+Aqua Land Cover Type Yearly L3 Global 0.05Deg CMG V006 [Data set]. NASA EOSDIS Land Processes DAAC. doi: 10.5067/MODIS/MCD12C1.006

MODIS/Terra and Aqua Combined Land Cover Type Yearly Global 500 m SIN Grid - MCD12Q1.006
Friedl, M., Sulla-Menashe, D. (2015). MCD12Q1 MODIS/Terra+Aqua Land Cover Type Yearly L3 Global 500m SIN Grid V006 [Data set]. NASA EOSDIS Land Processes DAAC. doi: 10.5067/MODIS/MCD12Q1.006

The Version 6 Land Cover Type Data Products are available for download through the LP DAAC Data Pool, AppEEARS (MCD12Q1 only), and NASA’s Earthdata Search.

The Terra and Aqua Combined MODIS Version 5 Land Cover Dynamics Yearly L3 Global 500 m SIN Grid (MCD12Q2) data product will continue to remain available.

Please contact LP DAAC User Services (lpdaac@usgs.gov) for further questions.

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