Northern Brazil 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. While zooming in a little closer an image of the United States fades in to get the relative size of the region. Next we cycle through over three decades of transformation in the region showing land use change 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 Northern Brazil and show how land use changed 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.

Match rendered animation of the United States meant to be superimposed over Brazil as we zoom in to compare sizes. This overlay is meant for post production use only.



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