GLCF: Landsat Global Inland Water (GLCF/GLS_WATER)

The Global Inland Water dataset shows inland surface water bodies, including
fresh and saline lakes, rivers, and reservoirs.

From the GLS 2000 epoch, 3,650,723 km2 of inland water were identified,
around three quarters of which were in North America and Asia. Boreal
forests and tundra hold the largest portion of inland water, about 40% of
the global total. The data exhibits strong linear correlation with both the
MODIS dataset as well as 30-m resolution datasets over the United States
and Canada. Residual errors were due primarily to the seasonality of water
cover, snow and ice, and residual clouds.

The dataset contains one or more image for each available Landsat WRS2

waterWater classification


GLCF (producer, licensor)
Google Earth Engine (host)
STAC Version 0.6.0
Keywords glcf, landsat_derived, nasa, umd, water
License proprietary
Temporal Extent 12/31/1999, 4:00:00 PM - 12/30/2000, 4:00:00 PM
Citation Data Citation: Global Inland Water, {Year, ...}, Global Land Cover Facility, [](
Type image_collection
GSD metersm
Platform Landsat-5
Instrument TM
Asset schema {"name":"path","description":"Path","type":"DOUBLE"},{"name":"pathrow","description":"Path and row","type":"STRING"},{"name":"row","description":"Row","type":"DOUBLE"},{"name":"water_class_names","description":"Water class names","type":"DOUBLE"},{"name":"water_class_palette","description":"Water class palette","type":"DOUBLE"},{"name":"water_class_values","description":"Water class values","type":"PROPERTY_TYPE_UNSPECIFIED"}