Novo Progresso Surrounding Region Land Use Data Over Time

  • Released Monday, April 19th, 2021
  • Updated Wednesday, November 15th, 2023 at 12:16AM
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This data visualization begins with a wide view of Northern Brazil. It then zooms down to the region surrounding 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 area opened up 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 data is based on the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) through the MapBiomas project.

As part of this research, we look at the general area around 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 use classifications.

Color map for the different land use classifications.

Still image of Northern California to be used in post production to compare the size of the region around Novo Progresso.

Still image of Northern California to be used in post production to compare the size of the region around Novo Progresso.



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