Category Archives: forest

NASA publishes new global map of the height of Earth’s forests

Interesting new map of the height of Earth’s forests. See this article for more information or go the NASA lab propulsion laboratory website to download the map (kmz file to see the map in Google earth layer or a geotiff). … Continue reading

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Mapping Forest resource assessment 2010 data – part II

I am creating a series of maps based on the Global forest resources assessment 2010 (FRA). A first example is the map below with the forest and woodland cover per country as percentage of the total land area. The pie … Continue reading

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Mapping Forest resource assessment 2010 data – part I

About a year ago I wrote a post about how to make a map showing deforestation rates in Africa based on the Global Forest Assessment 2005 by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation (FAO). The main purpose … Continue reading

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A map of deforestation in Africa using R

Deforestation rates in Africa are in general high, but differences between countries are large. I want to illustrate these differences in a series of deforestation maps (change in forest and woodlands cover, including and excluding forest plantations, etc.). Normally I … Continue reading

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