Farmland Map of the World


About 1.874 billion hectares (roughly 12.6 percent of the global terrestrial area) of Earth’s surface is covered by croplands. This map shows their distribution derived primarily with Landsat imagery using Google Earth Engine’s machine learning algorithms. It would be interesting to compare this map to a similar one made in 30 years’ time.

farmland map of the world
Image credit: GFSAD30 Project

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