Land cover dynamics in Myanmar

Assessment and monitoring of land cover dynamics are essential for the sustainable management of natural resources, environmental protection, biodiversity conservation, and developing sustainable livelihoods, particularly for the rural communities in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan (HKH) region. The application provides easy access to the harmonised land cover data developed for HKH region of of Myanmar for 2010 and provides user friendly tools for generating statistics and to support the informed decisions.

Data

The land cover data for the year 2010 have been derived from Landsat images using object based image analysis. The legend is developed in consultation with national partners using Land Cover Classification System (LCCS) from FAO/UNEP.

Analytical tools

The interactive application provides land cover statistics for Chin, Kachin, Rakhine and Shan states of Myanmar, and for their corresponding districts.