Planet & NICFI Basemaps for Tropical Forest Monitoring - Tropical Americas

projects/planet-nicfi/assets/basemaps/americas
Dataset Availability
2015-12-01T00:00:00Z - 2021-06-29T00:00:00
Dataset Provider
Earth Engine Snippet
ee.ImageCollection("projects/planet-nicfi/assets/basemaps/americas")
Tags
basemaps forest nicfi planet sr surface-reflectance tropics

Description

This image collection provides access to high-resolution satellite monitoring of the tropics for the primary purpose of reducing and reversing the loss of tropical forests, contributing to combating climate change, conserving biodiversity, contributing to forest regrowth, restoration and enhancement, and facilitating sustainable development, all of which must be Non-Commercial Use.

To learn how to access the Basemaps, follow the sign up instructions here.

NICFI mosaics contain both monthly and biannual collections. (Biannual collections are generated every 6 months.) The type of the mosaic is stored in the image metadata field 'cadence'. Use that field along with the start and end date for each mosaic to find the desired imagery.

Full details about the Basemaps are available in Planet's NICFI Basemap spec.

For more information about NICFI (Norway's International Climate and Forest Initiative) and the NICFI Basemaps, see the FAQ.

In support of NICFI's mission, you can use this data for a number of projects including, but not limited to:

  • Advance scientific research about the world's tropical forests and the critical services they provide.
  • Implement and improve policies for sustainable forest management and land use in developing tropical forest countries and jurisdictions.
  • Increase transparency and accountability in the tropics.
  • Protect and improve the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities in tropical forest countries.
  • Innovate solutions towards reducing pressure on forests from global commodities and financial markets.

Bands

Resolution
4.77 meters

Bands

Name Description
B

Blue

G

Green

R

Red

NIR

Near-infrared

Image Properties

Image Properties

Name Type Description
cadence STRING

The interval the mosaic covers: monthly or biannual

Terms of Use

Terms of Use

This data has usage, reproduction, and distribution restrictions in support of the NICFI Forest Monitoring Purpose. The full licensing agreement is available here.

Citations

Citations:
  • Planet Team (2017). Planet Application Program Interface: In Space for Life on Earth. San Francisco, CA. https://api.planet.com

Explore in Earth Engine

var nicfi = ee.ImageCollection('projects/planet-nicfi/assets/basemaps/americas');

// Filter basemaps by date and get the first image from filtered results
var basemap= nicfi.filter(ee.Filter.date('2021-03-01','2021-07-01')).first();

Map.centerObject(basemap, 4)

var vis = {"bands":["R","G","B"],"min":64,"max":5454,"gamma":1.8};

Map.addLayer(basemap, vis, '2021-03 mosaic');
Map.addLayer(
    basemap.normalizedDifference(['N','R']).rename('NDVI'),
    {min:-0.55,max:0.8,palette: [
        '8bc4f9', 'c9995c', 'c7d270','8add60','097210'
    ]}, 'NDVI', false);