- To provide data on the extent of croplands for research on human-environment interactions.
- 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 (CIESIN).
- Recommended Citation(s)*:
Ramankutty, N., A.T. Evan, C. Monfreda, and J.A. Foley. 2010. Global Agricultural Lands: Croplands, 2000. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). http://dx.doi.org/10.7927/H4C8276G. Accessed DAY MONTH YEAR.
Ramankutty, N., A.T. Evan, C. Monfreda, and J.A. Foley. 2008. Farming the Planet: 1. Geographic Distribution of Global Agricultural Lands in the Year 2000. Global Biogeochem. Cycles 22 (1): GB1003. http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2007GB002952.
* When authors make use of data they should cite both the data set and the journal article of record, if available. Such a practice gives credit to data set producers and advances principles of transparency and reproducibility.
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- Available Formats:
- raster, map