This land cover map of Northern Eurasia was developed at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre in co-operation with the Russian Academy of Science’s Center for Forest Ecology and Productivity.
Source: Bartalev, S.A., Belward, A.S., Erchov, D.V. and Isaev, A.S. 2003. A new SPOT4-VEGETATION derived Land Cover Map of Northern Eurasia, International Journal of Remote Sensing 24, 1977-1982. Copies of the digital data set can be downloaded from: