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HWSD: Global rain-fed cultivated land


Original Data Basin Creation Date
2010-08-09 09:10:17
Original Data Basin Modified Date
2010-08-09 09:12:04


Six geographic datasets were used for the compilation of an inventory of seven major land cover/land use categories at 5 degree resolution. The datasets used are: 1. GLC2000 land cover database at 30 arc-sec (, using regional and global legends; 2. an IFPRI global land cover categorization providing 17 land cover classes at 30 arc-sec. (IFPRI, 2002), based on a reinterpretation of the Global Land Cover Characteristics Database (GLCC ver. 2.0), EROS Data Centre (EDC, 2000); 3. FAOs Global Forest Resources Assessment 2000 (FAO, 2001) at 30 arc-sec. resolution; 4. digital Global Map of Irrigated Areas (GMIA) version 4.0 of (FAO/University of Frankfurt) at 5 by 5 latitude/longitude resolution, providing by [...]


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Fischer, G., F. Nachtergaele, S. Prieler, H.T. van Velthuizen, L. Verelst, D. Wiberg, 2008
Harvested on Fri May 23 09:42:29 MDT 2014 from Data Basin Service

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UniqueKey Data Basin 99bad66d684e467eac2241effe57b59a

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