MapBiomas is constantly developing new products and initiatives. Each year, a new collection of land cover and land use maps is released, improved and extended to the corresponding new period. Allied to all this, it also holds events about the collections with the participation of external guests and with discussions on the work carried out and the prospects for monitoring land use and its applications in Brazil.
The MapBiomas Network has launched yet another initiative: the territorial mapping of the dynamics of surface water and water bodies for the entire national territory since 1985. Like MapBiomas Fogo, the Water series processed more than 150 thousand images generated by the Landsat 5, 7 satellites and 8 from 1985 to 2020.
Fire Mapbiomas Launch
The MapBiomas network launched another unprecedented initiative: the mapping of fire scars in Brazil, with information on the burned area, location and type of land cover for the past 20 years.
5th Mapbiomas Annual Seminar - Collection 5
Collection 5 of Brazil's annual land use and land coover maps (with inclusion of 2019) was launched
at the 5th MapBiomas Annual Seminar: Revealing the land use in Brazil with science and transparency,
on August 28. The event was online, with live transmission on the MapBiomas Channel on YouTube
and on the MapBiomas Page on Facebook. Among the novelties of Collection 5 are deforestation and regeneration data, such as the rate of
loss of native vegetation by biome and views of the territories where, proportionally, there is more
4th Mapbiomas Annual Seminar - Collection 4
Collection 4 of Brazil's annual land use and land cover maps (with improvements and inclusion 2018) was launched at the 4th Annual MapBiomas Seminar on August 29 in Brasilia. It also presented the release of unpublished deforestation and regeneration data for all Brazilian biomes in the last three decades mapped by the MapBiomas initiative.
3rd Mapbiomas Annual Seminar - Collection 3
The MapBiomas Collection 3 was launched in the 3rd MapBiomas Annual Seminar: Three decades of transformation of Brazilian territory, on August 17th, 2018, in Brasília. In the third collection of land cover and land use maps, MapBiomas doubled the length of the period, covering all the years from 1985 to 2017. MapBiomas team and invited specialists presented new data and discussed their applications for public policy.
2nd Mapbiomas Annual Seminar - Collection 2
The MapBiomas Collection 2 was launched in the 2nd Annual Seminar of MapBiomas: Transformations in Brazilian Territory in the 21st Century, on April 28th 2017, in Brasilia. This seminar presented to the technical/scientific community and public policy makers the land cover and land use annual maps from 2000 to 2016, methods and tools of MapBiomas and its applications on understanding the transformations of the territory and its economic impacts, social and environmental.
1st Mapbiomas Annual Seminar - Collection 1
In the 1st MapBiomas Annual Seminar, the Collection 1 was launched with the land cover and land use maps from 2008 to 2015 of the entire national territory produced with Landsat images. The Collection 1 was released on April 29, 2016, in Brasilia, where it was an opportunity to present to the technical and scientific community the results, methods and tools used in MapBiomas first collection of maps, as well as receive critics, suggestions and contributions for its improvements and evolution.
Mapbiomas Technical Seminar - Collection Beta
On November 26th, 2015, the MapBiomas web-platform was launched. In this first MapBiomas seminar it was presented the open and collaborative platform created to generate the maps, and the first pilot and experimental series of land cover mapping for the period of 2008 to 2015 for the entire country.