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  • n. Any natural or man-made material that covers the land surface of the Earth

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  • Not getting as much press, but more exciting to me, is a new ability to scroll through time, seeing changes in landcover through history.

    hughstimson.org » Blog Archive » Google Earth Gets Oceans, Time

  • Of course, stories about flows in landcover and human footprint requires having a time series of data, and that’s challenging both from an archival and technical viewpoint.

    hughstimson.org » Blog Archive » Google Earth Gets Oceans, Time

  • Currently, custom data can be time-stamped and viewed as a temporal animation, but the landcover data that is the core of the Google Earth viewing experience has not taken advantage of that ability.

    hughstimson.org » Blog Archive » Google Earth Gets Oceans, Time

  • Net global land-use and landcover change, especially aggregate increases or decreases in the area of forest land, may be the most important factor influencing the terrestrial sink of carbon.

    Forests, land management, and agriculture in the Arctic

  • The rugged terrain, cool climate, and infertile soils limit agriculture, resulting in a mostly forested landcover.

    Ecoregions of Tennessee (EPA)

  • Initial linework and classification was determined following Instituto Nacional de Estadística Geografía e Informática (INEGI) current landcover maps, Rzedowski, and expert opinion from ecoregion workshops to encompass these unique forests.

    Bajío dry forests

  • The landcover is primarily citrus groves, with rapidly expanding urban and residential areas.

    Ecoregions of Florida (EPA)

  • Initial linework follows the current landcover classifications of Instituto Nacional de Estadística Geografía e Informática (INEGI).

    Southern Pacific dry forests

  • The delineations for this ecoregion were derived from the INEGI current landcover maps, from which we're lumping montane mesophyll forests classifications with human modified landscapes along the eastern flank of the Sierra Madre Oriental.

    Veracruz moist forests

  • Linework for this ecoregion follows the Instituto Nacional de Estadística Geografía e Informática (INEGI) current landcover maps, encompassing all "oak and pine forest" classification within the Sierra de la Laguna region, as well as portions of "low deciduous forest", "matorral", and agricultural activities which fall within these parameters.

    Sierra de la Laguna pine-oak forests

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