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The Brazilian Annual Land Use and Land Cover Mapping Project is an initiative that involves a collaborative network of biomes, land use, remote sensing, GIS and computer science experts that rely on Google Earth Engine platform and its cloud processing and automated classifiers capabilities to generate Brazil’s annual land use and land cover time series. It was in Brazil that the MapBiomas initiative emerged in 2015.
The "Pan-Amazonian Land Cover and Land Use Annual Project" is an initiative that involves a collaborative network of experts in each of the countries that are members of topics such as land use, remote sensing, GIS, and programming. Since 2009, the Amazon Geo-Referenced Socio-Environmental Information Network (RAISG) has been working on the construction of deforestation maps of the Amazon, applying increasingly advanced processing tools. In the search for alternatives to process automation and more detailed information, the MapBiomas Amazonia initiative was created in March 2017. Its objective is to generate the annual land cover and land use maps for the entire Pan-Amazon region based on the method constructed for the Brazilian biomes by the MapBiomas team.
The Project "Annual Mapping of Land Use and Land Cover (LULC) of the Trinational Atlantic Forest" is an initiative that involves a collaborative network of specialists from Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay, in topics such as land use, satellite remote sensing, GIS, and programming. It uses cloud processing and automated classifiers developed and operated from the Google Earth Engine platform to generate a historical series of annual maps of land cover and use in the Trinational Atlantic Forest.
The ”Annual Land Use and Land Cover Mapping of the Gran Chaco Americano” project is an initiative that involves a collaborative network of experts from Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay on topics such as land use, remote sensing by satellite, GIS, and programming. MapBiomas Chaco emerged on February 2017 to contribute to the understanding of the transformation processes that occur on the Gran Chaco Americano territory from the annual monitoring of land cover and use. For this to occur, the experience of local groups in Argentina (Experimental Station INTA Salta, Climate and Water Institute, INTA) and Paraguay (NGO Guyra Paraguay) in the characterization of land cover by satellite was mobilized. MapBiomas Chaco represents a qualitative leap in the automation of processes, the generation and diffusion of spatial information of the Gran Chaco Americano. Its objective is to generate the annual land cover and land use maps for the entire Chaqueña region based on the adaptation of the method constructed for the biomes of Brazil by MapBiomas.
MapBiomas Alert is a system of validation and refinement of alerts of deforestation, degradation, and regeneration of native vegetation with high-resolution images. This current version is dedicated exclusively to the theme of deforestation in all Brazilian biomes and will expand to the other themes over the next two years.