Data & Documentation

Data for the MCD12 products are available free of charge to the public. They are archived and available via FTP from the Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) at EROS Data Center. For more information on accessing and acquiring MCD12 data sets, please click on the links to the MCD12Q1 and MCD12Q2 product pages at the DAAC.

Before using MCD12 data, users are encouraged to review available documentation, including the user manual and “known issues” document, which are provided below. Extensive information related to the entire suite of MODIS land products, is provided at the DAAC.

Documents related to Land Cover Type Product (MCD12Q1)
A) MCD12Q1 User Guide
B) MCD12Q1 Known Issues

Problems or questions related to the MODIS Land Cover Type product should be directed to Damien Sulla-Menashe (dsm at bu.edu)

Documents related to Land Cover Dynamics product (MCD12Q2)
A) MCD12Q2 User Guide
B) MCD12Q2 Known Issues

Problems or questions related to the MODIS Land Cover Dynamics product should be directed to Josh Gray (joshgray at bu.edu).

For more information on science, algorithms and applications, readers are also referred to the papers listed on the “Publications” page.