Towards an Integrated Global Land Cover Monitoring and Mapping System

Martin Herold*, Linda See, Nandika Tsendbazar, Steffen Fritz

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Global land cover mapping has evolved in a number of ways over the past two decades including increased activity in the areas of map validation and inter-comparison, which is the main focus of this Special Issue in Remote Sensing. Here we describe the major trends in global land cover mapping that have occurred, followed by recent advances as exemplified by the papers in the Special Issue. Finally, we consider what the future holds for global land cover mapping.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1036
Number of pages11
JournalRemote Sensing
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Data fusion
  • Global land cover mapping
  • Land cover
  • Land use
  • Map inter-comparison
  • Validation


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