Proportion of Land Area Covered by Forest
Entry ID: geodata_2238

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Summary
Abstract: Forest:

Land spanning more than 0.5 hectares with trees higher than 5 meters and a canopy cover of more than 10 percent, or trees able to reach these thresholds in situ. It does not include land that is predominantly under agricultural or urban land use.

Explanatory notes

1. Forest is determined both by the presence of trees and the absence of other predominant land uses. The trees should be ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -60.5   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: Proportion of Land Area Covered by Forest
Dataset Release Date: 2010-10-04
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1990-01-01
Stop Date: 2010-12-31
ISO Topic Category
Use Constraints Public
Data Center
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-02-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-04-01
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