High-Res Interactive Map of Global Deforestation

This Google high-res map shows deforestation on a global scale. Was made using most advanced computing technology, it is scalable down to 30 meters.

The Google high-res map is the result of the analysis of 654,178 Landsat images in characterizing forest extent and change, 2000–2012.

Trees are defined as all vegetation taller than 5m in height and are expressed as a percentage per output grid cell as ‘2000 Percent Tree Cover’. ‘Forest Loss’ is defined as a stand-replacement disturbance, or a change from a forest to non-forest state. ‘Forest Gain’ is defined as the inverse of loss, or a non-forest to forest change entirely within the study period. ‘Forest Loss Year’ is a disaggregation of total ‘Forest Loss’ to annual time scales.



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