[Location: Location_Category='GEOGRAPHIC REGION', Location_Type='GLOBAL']
Global Agricultural Lands: Croplands, 2000Entry ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_AGLANDS_CROP2000
Abstract: The Global Croplands data set represents the proportion of land areas used as cropland (land used for the cultivation of food) in the year 2000.
Satellite data from Modetate 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
Purpose: To provide data on the extent of croplands for research on human-environment interactions.
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