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  • c09b4afe-0929-11e5-a459-bc5ff4764ffa

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  • 2015-06-01

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    Metadata standard name
  • ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata

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  • http://metadata.dgiwg.org/ISO19115/ISO19115_v0_7.htm

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    Identification Information
    Citation
    Title
  • Mangroves

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    Date
  • 0001-01-01

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  • publication

  • Abstract
  • We report that the remaining area of mangrove forest in the world is less than previously thought. Our estimate is 12.3% smaller than the most recent estimate by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.We present the most comprehensive, globally consistent and highest resolution (30 m) global mangrove database ever created.We developed and used better mapping techniques and data sources and mapped mangroves with better spatial and thematic details than previous studies.

  • Purpose
  • Our scientific understanding of the extent and distribution of mangrove forests of the world is inadequate. The available global mangrove databases, compiled using disparate geospatial data sources and national statistics, need to be improved.Here, we mapped the status and distributions of global mangroves using recently available Global Land Survey (GLS) data and the Landsat archive.

  • Credit
  • Giri, C., E. Ochieng, L. L. Tieszen, Z. Zhu, A. Singh, T. Loveland, J. Masek, and N. Duke. "Status and distribution of mangrove forests of the world using earth observation satellite data." Global Ecology and Biogeography 20, no. 1 (2011): 154-159.

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  • Global distributions

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  • 0001-01-01

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  • image processing

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  • 0001-01-01

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  • Landsat

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  • 0001-01-01

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  • mangrove

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  • 0001-01-01

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  • mapping

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  • 0001-01-01

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  • remote sensing

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  • 0001-01-01

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  • eng

  • Environment description
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.1.1.3143

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    Geographic element
    West bound longitude
  • -114.408714

  • East bound longitude
  • -34.796059

  • South bound latitude
  • -28.195900

  • North bound latitude
  • 29.875097

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    Content information
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  • false

  • Feature types
  • Mangroves

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    Date
  • 0001-01-01

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