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Repository for creating a habitat type map in Google Earth Engine.

The code and map is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license and thus can be freely shared, used or modified. The most recent version of the habitat type layer will be contained in this repository and assigned a Zenodo version number.

To run the code for creating the habitat type map an account on Google Earth Engine is necessary. No Python code was developed as part of this project. Note that while the code for the habitat type map is openly available, the underlying datasets ('assets' in Google Earth Engine) are not all (yet) publicly available. Assets can be shared depending on the request, however there is no guarantee that I will host all original input assets for long, since they might change as improved data becomes available.

If you want to suggest edits to the map, please use the issue functionality in github or directly fork the code and make a push request.

Online viewer

The map can be interactively navigated here.

Suggested citation:

Jung, M., Dahal, P.R., Butchart, S.H.M. et al. A global map of terrestrial habitat types. Sci Data 7, 256 (2020).

Martin Jung, Prabhat Raj Dahal, Stuart H. M. Butchart, Paul F. Donald, Xavier De Lamo, Myroslava Lesiv, Valerie Kapos, Carlo Rondini & Piero Visconti. (2020). A global map of terrestrial habitat types (Version 004) [Data set]. Zenodo.

Example screenshots

Visualization styles files (qml and clr) can be found in the styles folder.

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