About MapBiomas

Other Initiatives

  • MapBiomas Alert is a system of validation and refinement of alerts of deforestation, degradation, and regeneration of native vegetation with high resolution images. This current version is dedicated exclusively to the theme of deforestation in all Brazilian biomes and will expand to the other themes over the next two years.
  • The "Pan-Amazonian Land Cover and Land Use Annual Project" is an initiative that involves a collaborative network of experts in each of the countries that are members of topics such as land use, remote sensing, GIS, and programming. Since 2009, the Amazon Geo-Referenced Socio-Environmental Information Network (RAISG) has been working on the construction of deforestation maps of the Amazon, applying increasingly advanced processing tools. In the search for alternatives to process automation and generation of more detailed information, the MapBiomas Amazônia initiative was created on March 2017. Its objective is to generate the annual land cover and land use maps for the entire Pan-Amazon region based on the method constructed for the Brazilian biomes by the MapBiomas team.
  • The ”Annual Land Use and Land Cover Mapping of the Gran Chaco Americano” project is an initiative that involves a collaborative network of experts from Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay on topics such as land use, remote sensing by satellite, GIS, and programming. MapBiomas Chaco emerged on February 2017 to contribute to the understanding of the transformation processes that occur on the Gran Chaco Americano territory from the annual monitoring of land cover and use. For this to occur, the experience of local groups in Argentina (Experimental Station INTA Salta, Climate and Water Institute, INTA) and Paraguay (NGO Guyra Paraguay) in the characterization of land cover by satellite was mobilized. MapBiomas Chaco represents a qualitative leap in the automation of processes, the generation and diffusion of spatial information of the Gran Chaco Americano. Its objective is to generate the annual land cover and land use maps for the entire Chaqueña region based on the adaptation of the method constructed for the biomes of Brazil by MapBiomas.
  • The MapBiomas Arid Project is an initiative of the Ministry of the Environment, financed by the GEF and UNDP, with the objective of creating a monitoring system for degraded areas in the Northeastern region of Brazil, as well as monitoring the areas of interventions that aim to mitigate the processes of desertification carried out in Degraded Area Recovery Units (URAD). The State University of Feira de Santana (UEFS) and the Association of Northeastern Plants (APNE) are responsible for the execution of the project.
  • The Project "Annual Mapping of Land Use and Land Cover (LULC) of the Trinational Atlantic Forest" is an initiative that involves a collaborative network of specialists from Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay, in topics such as land use, satellite remote sensing, GIS, and programming. It uses cloud processing and automated classifiers developed and operated from the Google Earth Engine platform to generate a historical series of annual maps of land cover and use in the Trinational Atlantic Forest.
  • MapBiomas Pampa Sudamericano is an initiative that involves a collaborative network of specialists from Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay in topics such as land use, satellite remote sensing, GIS and programming. Our objective is to understand the processes of transformation that take place in the territory of the Pampa Sudamericano through the annual monitoring of land cover and land use changes. It uses cloud processing and automated classifiers developed and operated from the Google Earth Engine platform to generate a historical series of annual maps of land cover and land use in the Pampa Sudamericano.
  • MapBiomas Indonesia is an initiative aimed at mapping land cover and land use in Indonesia. It counts with the participation of nine local NGOs and the coordination of Auriga Nusantaras. MapBiomas Indonesia Collection 1 is the first initiative outside South America to use the methods of the MapBiomas collaborative network. In this first collection, 10 land cover and land use classes were mapped covering the period from 2000 to 2019.