Global Agricultural Lands: Croplands, 2000Entry ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_AGLANDS_CROP2000
Abstract: The Global Croplands dataset represents the proportion of land areas used as cropland (land used for the cultivation of food) in the year 2000. Satellite data from Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) and Satellite Pour l'Observation de la Terre (SPOT) Image Vegetation sensor were combined with agricultural inventory data to create a global data set. The visual presentation of ... this data demonstrates the extent to which human land use for agriculture has changed the Earth and in which areas this change is most intense. The data was compiled by Navin Ramankutty , et. al. (2008) and distributed by the Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN).
The global and regional data in Geographic Tagged Image File Format (GeoTIFF) and ESRI GRID formats and maps in Portable Document Format (PDF) and Portable Network Graphics (PNG) formats are available from the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC).
Purpose: To provide data on the extent of croplands for research on human-environment interactions.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Ramankutty, N., A.T. Evan, C. Monfreda, and J.A. Foley
Dataset Title: Global Agricultural Lands: Croplands, 2000
Dataset Release Date: 2010
Dataset Release Place: Palisades, NY
Dataset Publisher: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC)
Data Presentation Form: raster, mapOnline Resource: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/aglands-croplands-2000
Start Date: 2000-01-01Stop Date: 2000-01-01
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Global Biogeochemical Cycles Journal (GBCJ) and Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York hold the copyright of this dataset. Users are prohibited from any commercial, non-free resale, or redistribution without explicit written permission from GBCJ or CIESIN. Users should acknowledge GBCJ and CIESIN as the source used in the creation of any reports, publications, new data sets, derived products, or services resulting from the use of this data set. GBCJ or CIESIN also request reprints of any publications and notification of any redistributing efforts.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-04-29
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-05-01