I am looking for a data set on forest cover in The Gambia that meets the following conditions:

  • a high enough resolution (e.g. 30x30m)
  • a data set (i.e. classified satellite imagery data) on forest cover in The Gambia post-2010 and pre-2008.

I am looking to analyse the effect of a development project implemented between 2008 and 2010 in The Gambia. In order to control for differences in initial forest cover, I would like to find two data sets (from the indicated time periods) that follow the same classification scheme.

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Have a look at the global Forest Change cover From Hansen et al. They used Landsat 7 images from 2000 to 2013 to assess forest cover changes. Tiles can be downloaded from their website under creative common license.


The FAO Global Forest Resources Assessment does not have map data, but does have a lot of aggregated data and trends on forests for each country in the world. The assessment and report is updated every 5 years: 2015, 2010, 2005, 2000, 1995, 1990, ...


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