Brazil and Novo Progresso Land Use Data Over Time
This animation begins by showing the similar sizes between the country of Brazil and the United States. It then cycles through over three decades of classification data for the entire Northern half of Brazil. We then zoom down to the town of Novo Progresso and compare its relative size to the San Francisco Bay region. Next we cycle through over three decades of transformation in the region showing how the north/south corridor of this region changed over time. Lastly, we fade in 2019 fire data to indicate how the data will continue to change into the upcoming year.
The Amazon has undergone major transformations throughout the past three decades (1985 - 2018). Working closely with their Brazilian counterparts, NASA scientists have mapped the entire country of Brazil to show different kinds of land use throughout the country. This new data is based on the
As part of this research, we look closely at the town of Novo Progresso and show how the north/south corridor in this area opened up from 1985 to 2018. 2019 fire data is also used to show controlled burns in order to clear cut forest areas for other use.
This data visualization is the same as the one above, except it does not contain the colorbars, dates, or size comparisons. It is intended for editors who want to include their own graphics atop the data visualization.
Color map for the different land cover classifications.
Match rendered video layer of the United States for size comparison with Brazil.
Match rendered year overlay for compositing.
Still image of the San Francisco Bay area to be used in post production to compare the size of the Novo Progresso area.
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Datasets used in this visualization
Suomi NPP Fire PixelsID: 1053Analysis Collected with VIIRS NASA/GSFC 2019
Biomass Map (MapBiomas)ID: 1084Analysis MapBiomas Project 1985-2018
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