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Groundwater – making the invisible, visible

Groundwater – making the invisible, visible

Today is #MapMonday! This month’s map highlights the #WorldWaterDay 2022 theme: “Groundwater – making the invisible, visible” Groundwater is shaped by both natural processes and human activities. Geology, precipitation, land cover change, agricultural irrigation, and pumping for municipal and industrial usage all play a role in the quality and availability of this natural resource. Our […]

Land cover Change Intensity 2010-2015

#DidYouKnow you can use data from the #NorthAmerican Land Change Monitoring System (NALCMS) for many different applications? For example, you can calculate the % of land change in 2010-2015 and highlight areas undergoing heavy transformations. Our NALCMS products can be used for a variety of applications, including: Carbon sequestration analysis Wildlife habitat mapping Ecosystem monitoring […]

Our Changing Continent

From Dallas to Sonora— and across our shared environment — change is happening right before our eyes. Whether that change may come as a result of urban sprawl, economics, or natural disasters — it’s important to document and measure. With better data (in this case in the form of maps) we are better equipped to […]

Forest Loss in Glacier National Park

As part of our mapping work, we came across noticeable forest loss in Glacier National Park @GlacierNPS between 2010/15. Upon further research, we realized this was due to the 2015 Thompson Fire which tells a story of coordination & emergency response. Though several years have passed since that 2015 fire, the story of emergency response […]

Aquaculture along the coast of Sinaloa

For today’s #MapMonday, we want to take a minute to talk about how maps tell stories of the connection between the environment and the economy. This map, for example, shows land cover change between 2010 and 2015 on the coast of Sinaloa, Mexico, where 60% of all of Mexico’s shrimp production takes place. Large areas […]

Land Cover Change 30m, 2010-2015 (Landsat)

This map demonstrates land cover change between 2010 and 2015 in North America at a spatial resolution of 30 meters. The dataset shows the 2010-2015 changes between the nineteen Level II land cover classes, which were defined using the Land Cover Classification System (LCCS) standard developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of United […]

Land Cover 30m, 2015 (Landsat and RapidEye)

This map of North American land cover at a spatial resolution of 30 meters provides a harmonized view of the physical cover of Earth’s surface across the continent based on 2015 Landsat satellite imagery for Canada and the United States, and RapidEye imagery for Mexico. Nineteen Level II land cover classes were defined using the […]

Land Cover, 2010 (Landsat, 30m)

This map of North American land cover at a spatial resolution of 30 meters provides a harmonized view of the physical cover of Earth’s surface across the continent based on 2010 Landsat satellite imagery. Nineteen Level II land cover classes were defined using the Land Cover Classification System (LCCS) standard developed by the Food and […]

Land Cover, 2010 (MODIS, 250m)

This map of North American land cover at a spatial resolution of 250 meters provides a harmonized view of the physical cover of Earth’s surface across the continent based on 2010 Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) satellite imagery. Nineteen Level II land cover classes were defined using the Land Cover Classification System (LCCS) standard developed […]

Land Cover, 2005 (MODIS, 250m)

This map of North American land cover at a spatial resolution of 250 meters provides a harmonized view of the physical cover of Earth’s surface across the continent based on 2005 Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) satellite imagery. Nineteen Level II land cover classes were defined using the Land Cover Classification System (LCCS) standard developed […]

Land Cover Change, 2005-2010 (MODIS, 250m)

This map demonstrates land cover change between 2005 and 2010 in North America at a spatial resolution of 250 meters. The dataset shows the 2005-2010 changes between the nineteen Level II land cover classes, which were defined using the Land Cover Classification System (LCCS) standard developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of United […]

Seasonal Land Cover Change

These images are clear-sky composites of land surface cover in North America during 2006. To highlight differences in land cover, a false-color composite is used: ice and snow appear in pink, dense vegetation in orange, sparser vegetation in green, and water in dark blue. Twelve separate images-one for each month in 2006-and a short animation […]