MapBiomas launches new tools and updated collection of land cover and land use maps

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Historical mappings of fire scars and water surface in Brazil, in addition to an updated collection of land cover and land use maps, are being released this month by the MapBiomas Project. The first event of the Brasil Revealed 1985-2020 series was on Monday (16) with the launch of the Collection 1 of MapBiomas Fogo. At 10:30 am, with live presentation and debate on the MapBiomas YouTube channel (@mapbiomasbrasil) and also on Facebook (@mapbiomes).

Collection 6 is also coming with news and improvements in land use and land cover mapping in Brazil. The new mapping will include 2020 data, expanding the historical series of land use and land cover in Brazil from 1985 to 2020, in addition to new classes. 

Follow live streams:

  • 16/8 – Brazil Revealed 1985-2020: The scars left by fire in Brazilian territory
  • 23/8 – Brazil Revealed 1985-2020: The reduction of the water surface in the Brazilian territory:
  • 27/8 – Brazil Revealed 1985-2020: The transformations of the Brazilian territory in the last 36 years (Collection 6).

Learn more about new platforms

Fire Map Biomes: A pioneering initiative for the historical mapping of fire scars throughout the Brazilian territory generates the most comprehensive database on burned areas in the country, with unprecedented – and worrisome – data. Discover the scars left by fire in Brazil from 1985 to 2020.

Map Biomes Water: Get to know the reduction of the water surface in the Brazilian territory. The new MapBiomas Água platform will feature unprecedented data from monthly and annual historical series of water surface in Brazil mapped with Landsat images, from 1985 to 2020.