Making Land Cover Observations

The app tutorials provide the information required for all three parts of a Land Cover observation: capture images of the land around you, classify what you see, and compare to the satellite map of land cover. Below is a selection of resources to help you with making observations.

If you are interested in exploring more of the 50+ data collection protocols offered by the full GLOBE Program, check out the e-training page. You will need to complete an introductory module, plus a specific sphere introduction (Biosphere is where you will find land cover), and at least one protocol-specific module. Please note: the process for doing land cover observations on the GLOBE website is slightly different than through the app. Each module consists of a PowerPoint presentation to review, plus an assessment test (you will need to be logged in to your GLOBE Observer account to take the test.) Further questions? Contact us.

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Tutorials

Land Cover Introductory Tutorial Video

YouTube video of the in-app tutorial animation.


Why Observe Land Cover?

This PDF describes why land cover observations matter for science and your community.