Mapping Humanity’s Global Footprint

Navin Ramankutty, from the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment at University of Wisconsin, has developed a Global Land Use Database that allows people to download global land datasets they have developed as either gridded maps or tabular data.

Global croplands

The data includes:

  • Population density: 1990, 1995
  • Potential natural vegetation
  • Cropland extent from 1700 to 1992
  • Grazing land extent in 1992
  • Built-up land extent in 1992
  • 18 major crops extent in 1992
  • Land suitability for cultivation
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