land: Spatial data of global land cover

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Spatial data of global land cover, of class SpatialGridDataFrame. The data includes a population times series from 1950 to (forecasted) 2030. All metro areas with over 1 million inhabitants in 2010 are included.




Important: publication of these maps is only allowed when cited to Tateishi et al. (2014), and when "Geospatial Information Authority of Japan, Chiba University and collaborating organizations." is shown. See



Production of Global Land Cover Data - GLCNMO2008, Tateishi, R., Thanh Hoan, N., Kobayashi, T., Alsaaideh, B., Tana, G., Xuan Phong, D. (2014), Journal of Geography and Geology, 6 (3).

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