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2010-12-22 08:17:12

ESA's 2009 global land cover map has been released and is now available to the public online from the "ËœGlobCover' website. GlobCover 2009 proves the sharpest possible global land cover map can be created within a year. The map was produced using 12 months of data from Envisat's Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer at a resolution of 300 m. ESA and Belgium's Universit© catholique de Louvain created the map using software developed by Medias France and Germany's Brockmann...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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