MapBiomas is constantly developing new products and initiatives. Each year, a new collection of land cover and land use maps is released, improved, and extended to the corresponding new period. Allied with all this, it also holds events about the collections with the participation of external guests and with discussions on the work carried out and the prospects for monitoring land use and its applications in Brazil.
8TH MAPBIOMAS ANNUAL SEMINAR - COLLECTION 8
MapBiomas Collection 8 data present 38 years of Brazil's annual land use and land cover maps at a 30 m scale. Among the new features are the inclusion of two new classes (Floodable Forest and palm oil). Thus, this collection has a total of 29 mapped classes. The launch event occurred on August 31th, 2023, in Brasília(BR) and can be watched through the video below:
7TH MAPBIOMAS ANNUAL SEMINAR - COLLECTION 7
MapBiomas Collection 7 data present 37 years of Brazil's annual land use and land cover maps at a 30 m scale. This collection has 27 land use classes mapped. The launch event occurred on August 26th in Brasília(BR) and can be watched through the video below:
6TH MAPBIOMAS ANNUAL SEMINAR - COLLECTION 6
The MapBiomas Collection 6 data present the 36 years (1985 to 2020) of Brazil's annual land use and cover maps at a 30 m scale with improvements in biome accuracy and new agriculture classes. In this collection, the new IBGE limit of 1:250,000 scale biomes has already been used and has 25 mapped classes. The launch event took place on August 27, 2021, and can be seen in full below.
Where is the water that was here? Data from Collection 1 of MapBiomas Água presents the analysis of satellite images of the entire national territory between 1985 and 2020 and indicates a clear trend of loss of surface water in all hydrographic regions, in all biomes of the country. Check out the event below:
Data from Collection 1 of MapBiomas Fogo present the impacts of fire on the national territory over 36 years (1985 and 2020). In each of these years, Brazil burned an area larger than England: 150,957 km² per year, or 1.8% of the country. The accumulated for the period reaches practically a fifth of the national territory: 1,672,142 km², or 19.6% of Brazil, with 65% of the total burned area being native vegetation. The event can be seen below:
5TH MAPBIOMAS ANNUAL SEMINAR - COLLECTION 5
On August 28, 2020, during the 5th Annual MapBiomas Seminar: Revealing land use in Brazil with science and transparency, Collection 5 of the annual maps of land cover and land use in Brazil was launched. Among the novelties of Collection 5 are deforestation and regeneration data, such as the rate of loss of native vegetation by biome and views of the territories where, proportionally, there is more secondary vegetation. The event was online and can be seen below:
4TH MAPBIOMAS ANNUAL SEMINAR - COLLECTION 4
At the 4th Annual MapBiomas Seminar on August 29 in Brasilia, Collection 4 of Brazil's annual land use and land cover maps was launched. It presented the release of unpublished deforestation and regeneration data for all Brazilian biomes in the last three decades mapped by the MapBiomas initiative.
3RD MAPBIOMAS ANNUAL SEMINAR - COLLECTION 3
On August 17th, 2018, the MapBiomas Collection 3 was launched at the 3rd MapBiomas Annual Seminar: Three Decades of Transformation of Brazilian Territory, which occurred in Brasilia. In the third collection of land cover and land use maps, MapBiomas doubled the length of the period, covering all the years from 1985 to 2017. MapBiomas team and invited specialists presented new data and discussed their applications for public policy.
2ND MAPBIOMAS ANNUAL SEMINAR - COLLECTION 2
The MapBiomas Collection 2 was launched in the 2nd Annual Seminar of MapBiomas: Transformations in Brazilian Territory in the 21st Century, on April 28, 2017, in Brasilia. This seminar presented to the technical/scientific community and public policy makers the land cover and land use annual maps from 2000 to 2016, methods and tools of MapBiomas, and its applications in understanding the transformations of the territory and its economic impacts, social and environmental.
1ST MAPBIOMAS ANNUAL SEMINAR - COLLECTION 1
In the 1st MapBiomas Annual Seminar, Collection 1 was launched with the land cover and land use maps from 2008 to 2015 of the entire national territory produced with Landsat images. Collection 1 was released on April 29, 2016, in Brasilia, and it was an opportunity to present to the technical and scientific community the results, methods, and tools used in MapBiomas' first collection of maps. It was also an opportunity to receive criticism, suggestions, and contributions for its improvements and evolution.
MAPBIOMAS TECHNICAL SEMINAR - COLLECTION BETA
On November 26, 2015, the MapBiomas web platform was launched. This first MapBiomas seminar presented the open and collaborative platform created to generate the maps and the first pilot and experimental series of land cover mapping for the period of 2008 to 2015 for the entire country.