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 the HKH region of Myanmar for 2010 and provides user friendly tools for generating statistics and to support informed decisions.
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.
The interactive application provides land cover statistics for Chin, Kachin, Rakhine and Shan states of Myanmar, and for their corresponding districts.