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Hansen Tree Cover 2000: Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar

A dataset visualising tree cover across the Greater Mekong Subregion at 30 x 30m resolution. For the purpose of this study, “tree cover” was defined as all vegetation taller than 5 meters in height. “Tree cover” is the biophysical presence of trees and may take the form of natural forests or plantations existing over a range of canopy densities. Dataset is encoded as a percentage per output grid cell, in the range 0-100. Open Development Mekong has trimmed this data to the area of interest represented here.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Dataset topic category
  • Environment and natural resources
  • Forest classifications
  • Forest cover
  • Forest policy and administration
  • Forests and forestry
  • English
Use limitations You are free to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, and to transform and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially. You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. Use the following credit when these data are displayed: Source: Hansen/UMD/Google/USGS/NASA
Dataset reference date July 20, 2000
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Myanmar
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam
West bounding coordinates 92.17261642300014
East bounding coordinates 110.00011642300014
South bounding coordinates 5.6100655150000875
North bounding coordinates 28.548315515000088
Spatial Reference System WGS 84 (EPSG:4326) (CRS:84)
Positional Accuracy There are no known issues with accuracy.
Logical Consistency There are no known issues with logical consistency.
Completeness There are no known issues with completeness.
Process Step The tiles spanning the area of interest were downloaded from the original hosting on University of Maryland's website, mosaiced together using ArcGIS, and then trimmed to country boundaries according to ESRI's Global Administrative Database country boundaries data.
Lineage Global Forest Watch / Hansen, M. C., P. V. Potapov, R. Moore, M. Hancher, S. A. Turubanova, A. Tyukavina, D. Thau, S. V. Stehman, S. J. Goetz, T. R. Loveland, A. Kommareddy, A. Egorov, L. Chini, C. O. Justice, and J. R. G. Townshend. 2013. “Tree Cover.” University of Maryland, Google, USGS, and NASA.
Responsible party Department of Geographical Sciences University of Maryland, 2181 Samuel J. LeFrak Hall, 7251 Preinkert Drive, College Park, MD 20742 Phone: 301-405-4050
Metadata creator information Metadata last updated on 2015-07-27. For inquiries contact: Open Development Cambodia,, +855 23 221 164,, 43 St. 208, Sangkat Boeung Riang, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
License CC-BY-4.0
Copyright No
Version 1.0
Date uploaded July 8, 2015, 09:33 (UTC)
Date modified December 17, 2020, 19:24 (UTC)