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West Africa land use and land cover time series

Fact Sheet 2017-3004

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https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20173004

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Abstract

Started in 1999, the West Africa Land Use Dynamics project represents an effort to map land use and land cover, characterize the trends in time and space, and understand their effects on the environment across West Africa. The outcome of the West Africa Land Use Dynamics project is the production of a three-time period (1975, 2000, and 2013) land use and land cover dataset for the Sub-Saharan region of West Africa, including the Cabo Verde archipelago. The West Africa Land Use Land Cover Time Series dataset offers a unique basis for characterizing and analyzing land changes across the region, systematically and at an unprecedented level of detail.

Suggested Citation

Cotillon, S.E., 2017, West Africa land use and land cover time series: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2017–3004, 4 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20173004.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

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Table of Contents

  • The West Africa Land Use Land Cover Time Series—1975, 2000, and 2013
  • Approach to Mapping Land Use and Land Cover Through Time
  • Main Trends of Land Cover Change
  • Land Cover Applications
  • References Cited

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
West Africa land use and land cover time series
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2017-3004
DOI:
10.3133/fs20173004
Year Published:
2017
Language:
English, French
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description:
Report: 4 p.
First page:
1
Last page:
4
Other Geospatial:
West Africa
Online Only (Y/N):
Y