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Pilot analysis of global ecosystems: Forest ecosystems

Provides a "big picture" view of forest extent and change and the role of these ecosystems in industrial roundwood production, woodfuel use and availability, biodiversity, carbon storage and sequestration, and watershed protection.

Key Findings

Executive Summary

Full list of GIS Data Sets


Land use GIS data for Ban Lung Village, Cambodia

ArcInfo Coverage. This data can be displayed in Arcview 3x. Arcview 8x, or Arc Explorer software. UTM Zone 48 Projection.

Agroecosystem cropland mosaics for Africa

ArcInfo raster Grid format. This data can be displayed in Arcview 3x. Arcview 8x, with the Spatial Analyst Extension. Interrupted Goodes Homolosine Projection.

Central Africa forest fragmentation by roads (includes roads).

ArcInfo raster Grid format. This data can be displayed in Arcview 3x. Arcview 8x, with the Spatial Analyst Extension. Lambert Equal-Area Azimuthal projection, Central Meridian 20, reference latitude 5.

Global storage in soils GIS dataset

ArcInfo raster Grid format. This data can be displayed in Arcview 3x. Arcview 8x, with the Spatial Analyst Extension. Interrupted Goodes Homolosine projection.

Share of woodfuels in global national consumption

GIS Shapefile format. This data can be displayed in Arcview 3x. Arcview 8x, or Arc Explorer software. Geographic projection.

Global storage in above- and below-ground live vegetation and soils

ArcInfo raster Grid format. This data can be displayed in Arcview 3x. Arcview 8x, with the Spatial Analyst Extension. Interrupted Goodes Homolosine projection.

Population density and tree cover GIS data set

ArcInfo raster Grid format. This data can be displayed in Arcview 3x. Arcview 8x, with the Spatial Analyst Extension. Geographic Projection.

Global tree cover GIS dataset

ArcInfo raster Grid format. This data can be displayed in Arcview 3x. Arcview 8x, with the Spatial Analyst Extension. Interrupted Goodes Homolosine Projection.

Africa percent tree cover

Reclassed into 4 classes where values 0 = oceans, 10 = GT 60 % cover, 20 = 30-60% cover, 30 = 10-30% cover, and 40 = LT 10 % cover. ArcInfo raster Grid format. This data can be displayed in Arcview 3x. Arcview 8x, with the Spatial Analyst Extension. Interrupted Goodes Homolosine Projection.

High range values for global carbon storage in above- and below-ground live vegetation

High range values for global carbon storage in above- and below-ground live vegetation.

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