The purpose of the Global Map is to accurately describe the present status of the global environment in international cooperation of respective National Mapping Organisations (NMOs) of the world. The Landcover, Vegetation Percentage Tree Cover and Elevation imagery have been developed by using satellite imagery with cooperation between participating NMOs and supporting stakeholders.
Maintenance and Update Frequency: periodic
Statement: The first edition of the imagery was created using the 2001 imagery that is the Australian contribution towards an international effort to provide a globally consistent depiction of geography and environment at 1:1 million scale.
These images have been updated - (Landcover - MODIS data 2013, Terra and Aqua; Vegetation % Tree Cover - MODIS 2008, Terra and Aqua; Elevation - GMTED2010 GLCNMO (Sea and Water).) Source - https://globalmaps.github.io/
These images have been produced by the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan, Chiba University and collaborating organisations.
For use in the Global Map Project - Australian Base Map web services