Cultivation Intensity

MatthewsDifficult to find any raster data set about “Land Use Intensity” or “Agricultural Intensity”. It seems the only existing one is Matthews Cultivation Intensity data set from 1984.

The Matthews Vegetation data set comes from a global map of vegetation types, which was compiled from up to 100 existing map sources at the Goddard Institute of Space Studies (GISS), Columbia University, in New York. It shows the predominant vegetation type (one out of 32 classes) within each one degree-square latitude/longitude grid cell. Matthews Cultivation Intensity data set is based on existing maps of vegetation and satellite imagery, and it shows the percentage of each one-degree square latitude/longitude grid cell that is under cultivation, versus the percentage of natural vegetation, including five classes.

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