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Mapping with LCCS
LCCS is widely adopted by both national and international organizations for a variety of initiatives. The impact of its implementation worldwide can be seen by the following map and table:

LCCS in the world

MAPPING WITH LCCS LEGEND TRANSLATION  
COMPLETED
national
AFRICOVER
Burundi
DR of Congo
Egypt
Eritrea
Kenya
Rwanda
Somalia
Sudan
Tanzania
Uganda
Albania
Bulgaria
Iraq
Libyan Arab
Jamahiriya
Moldova, Rep
NALCMS
USA
Mexico
Canada
Oman
Senegal
Sudan (S)
Yemen
COMPLETED
partial
Brazil
Romania
Tunisia
HYMALAYA region
Afghanistan
Bhutan
China
India
Myanmar
Nepal (national)
Pakistan
ON GOING
 
Cuba
Ethiopia
Jordan
Kenya
Lebanon
Morocco
Seychelles
Sudan (N)
Syria
PLANNED
 
MEKONG basin
Cambodia
Lao PDR
Thailand
Viet Nam
China
Fouta Djallon Highlands
Uruguay
 
PROPOSED
CAUCASIAN region
Armenia
Rep. of Azerbaijan
Georgia
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
SADC region
Angola
Botswana
Lesotho
Malawi
Mauritius
Mozambique
Namibia
South Africa
Swaziland
Tanzania
Zambia
Zimbabwe
COMPLETED
 
GLC2000
GLOBCOVER
ASIACOVER
Cambodia
Lao PDR
Malaysia
Myanmar
Thailand
Viet Nam
China (Yunnan)
Afghanistan
Lebanon
India
New Zealand
South Africa
IN PROGRESS
 
Burkina Faso
EVALUATED
 
Chile
Indonesia
Madagascar

North America has recently agreed to an LCCS derived land cover map. Global land cover products such as GLC2000 (1km global land cover) by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (EC-JRC) have also introduced and LCCS compatible legend allowing global standardization of land cover classification. Other initiatives, such as Globcover are also based on LCCS.
Inside the GLCN's Regional Harmonization Programme (RHP) Himalaya, SADC, Mekong basin and Caucasian regions are being mapped (Himalaya) or are planned to be in the next future.


 
Food and Agriculture Organizations of UN United Nations Environment Programme Istituto Agronomico Oltremare (IAO) Italian Cooperation
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