CSP gHM: Global Human Modification

CSP/HM/GlobalHumanModification
Dataset Availability
2016-01-01T00:00:00 - 2016-12-31T00:00:00
Dataset Provider
Earth Engine Snippet
ee.ImageCollection("CSP/HM/GlobalHumanModification")
Tags
human-modification landcover stressors landscape-gradient fragmentation csp tnc

Description

The global Human Modification dataset (gHM) provides a cumulative measure of human modification of terrestrial lands globally at 1 square-kilometer resolution. The gHM values range from 0.0-1.0 and are calculated by estimating the proportion of a given location (pixel) that is modified, the estimated intensity of modification associated with a given type of human modification or "stressor". 5 major anthropogenic stressors circa 2016 were mapped using 13 individual datasets:

  • human settlement (population density, built-up areas)
  • agriculture (cropland, livestock)
  • transportation (major, minor, and two-track roads; railroads)
  • mining and energy production
  • electrical infrastructure (power lines, nighttime lights)

Please see the paper for additional methodological details. This asset was re-projected to WGS84 for use in Earth Engine.

Bands

Resolution
1000 meters

Bands

Name Units Min Max Description
gHM km^2 0 1

global Human Modification

Terms of Use

Terms of Use

This dataset is available to use under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license.

Citations

Citations:
  • Kennedy, C.M., J.R. Oakleaf, D.M. Theobald, S. Baurch-Murdo, and J. Kiesecker. 2019. Managing the middle: A shift in conservation priorities based on the global human modification gradient. Global Change Biology 00:1-16. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14549