DATASET

Global Surface Water Explorer dataset

Collection: GSWE : Global Surface Water Explorer 

Description

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre developed this new water dataset in the framework of the Copernicus Programme. This maps the location and temporal distribution of water surfaces at the global scale over the past 32 years and provides statistics on the extent and change of those water surfaces. The dataset, produced from Landsat imagery (courtesy USGS and NASA), will support applications including water resource management, climate modelling, biodiversity conservation and food security.

Contact

Email
jrc-surfacewater (at) ec.europa.eu

Contributors

How to cite

Pekel, Jean-Fran├žois; Cottam, Andrew; Gorelick, Noel; Belward, Alan (2017): Global Surface Water Explorer dataset. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/jrc-gswe-global-surface-water-explorer-v1

Keywords

global surface water

Data access

Global Surface Water Explorer
URL 
  • The Global Surface Water Explorer is a simple web mapping tool that shows all of the water datasets and allows users to navigate the globe visualizing the water datasets without installing any software. It also allows users to view the complete history of water detections over the 32 year period by clicking on the map. The tool is intended as a data viewer and does not provide any analytical features - if you would like to do your own analysis on the data then access the data using Data Download or Google Earth Engine.

Global Surface Water - Data Access
Use conditions
 
Access conditions
No limitations 
URL 
  • Download of the datasets. If you are using the data as a layer in a published map, please include the following attribution text: 'Source: EC JRC/Google'. Currently all of the mapped datasets are available for download (i.e. occurrence, change, seasonality, recurrence, transitions and maximum extent). The water history datasets and metadata datasets will be made available in the near future.

Publications

Publication 2016
Global Surface Water - Data Access
Pekel, J., Cottam, A., Gorelick, N. and Belward, A., Global Surface Water - Data Access, Nature, 2016, doi:10.1038/nature20584, JRC109054.
  • Nature
Publication page 
  • Abstract

    Global Surface Water Explorer

Spatial coverage

Type Value
GML
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GML
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WKT
POLYGON ((-180 90, 180 90, 180 -90, -180 -90, -180 90))

Additional information

Published by
European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Created date
2018-12-14
Modified date
2018-12-20
Issued date
2017-09-01
Landing page
https://global-surface-water.appspot.com/ 
Language(s)
English
Data theme(s)
Environment, Science and technology
Update frequency
irregular
Identifier
http://data.europa.eu/89h/jrc-gswe-global-surface-water-explorer-v1
Popularity