CCI LAND COVER – S2 prototype Land Cover 20m map of Africa 2016


The CCI Land Cover team is proud to announce the successful development of a prototype high resolution LC map at 20m over Africa based on 1 year of Sentinel-2A observations. The product is distributed in GeoTIFF format with a size of approximatively 6GB together with the colour legend. Please ensure that you have the appropriate internet connection and computer capacity. Please be aware that this prototype map is the first step of the production of a land cover map at 20 m for Africa. The prototype is made available in order to collect user feedbacks for the necessary improvements.

Terms of use

The present product is made available to the public by ESA and the consortium. You may use S2 prototype LC 20m map of Africa 2016 for educational and/or scientific purposes, without any fee on the condition that you credit the ESA Climate Change Initiative and in particular its Land Cover project as the source of the CCI-LC database:

Copyright notice:
© Contains modified Copernicus data (2015/2016)
© ESA Climate Change Initiative - Land Cover project 2017

By downloading the prototype product you recognize that this prototype is not a final product and you are aware of the consequences of using a prototype that has not been validated. By downloading the prototype product, you also commit to fill the User Feedback Form (see below). Should you write any scientific publication on the results of research activities that use one or several CCI-LC products as input, you shall acknowledge the ESA CCI Land Cover project in the text of the publication and provide the project with an electronic copy of the publication (

If you wish to use S2 prototype LC 20m map of Africa 2016 in advertising or in any commercial promotion, you shall acknowledge the ESA CCI Land Cover project and you must submit the layout to the project for approval beforehand (

User Feedback Form

We kindly invite you to fill in the User Feedback Form concerning the S2 prototype LC 20m map of Africa 2016, your comments will be highly appreciated in order to improve the next generation of HR Land Cover products and drive the R&D activities to achieve that objective.

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