The Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC) is pleased to announce the availability of the Terra and Aqua combined Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Version 6.1 Land Cover Type data products in yearly intervals from 2001 to 2020. The MCD12Q1 data product at 500 meter (m) spatial resolution provides global coverage of land cover types, associated confidence assessments and quality control, and a land/water mask. The MCD12C1 data product at 5,600 m spatial resolution is a spatially aggregated and reprojected version of the tiled MCD12Q1 data product and includes global coverage of land cover types from three different classification schemes, associated confidence assessments, and percent of land cover type in any given pixel. Improvements for the new version of the data products include a better approach to snow filtering and improved latency for product generation.
Version 6 land cover data products will remain available for download and will continue with forward processing through the end of the calendar year.
A citation containing the Digital Object Identifier for each data product is provided below.
MODIS/Terra+Aqua Land Cover Type Yearly L3 Global 500m SIN Grid V061 - MCD12Q1
Friedl, M., D. Sulla-Menashe. MODIS/Terra+Aqua Land Cover Type Yearly L3 Global 500m SIN Grid V061. 2022, distributed by NASA EOSDIS Land Processes DAAC, https://doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MCD12Q1.061. Accessed YYYY-MM-DD.
MODIS/Terra+Aqua Land Cover Type Yearly L3 Global 0.05Deg CMG V061 - MCD12C1
Friedl, M., D. Sulla-Menashe. MODIS/Terra+Aqua Land Cover Type Yearly L3 Global 0.05Deg CMG V061. 2022, distributed by NASA EOSDIS Land Processes DAAC, https://doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MCD12C1.061. Accessed YYYY-MM-DD.
The data are available for download through Data Pool and NASA’s Earthdata Search.
Have questions? Please contact LP DAAC User Services.
Update: MODIS V6.1 Land Cover Type data products for 2021 were released on August 12, 2022.