About LandUse6k

landuse6k-logoFollowing community agreement at the October land use workshop in Paris, the land use group of LandCover6k, plans to create a single global database of land use types and land use variables relevant to biogeochemical and biogeophysical change. Regional working groups have already started making test maps. Data, metadata, and maps are designed to be made public. Land use maps will be corrected and improved through a process of expert commentary and crowdsourcing, a critical step given the size and dispersal of the scholarly community studying human land use.  Currently, working groups are developing more detailed land use categories and specifics of the land use variable coding.

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