Anthromes   The Global Ecological Patterns Created by Humans


DATA: Anthromes version 1


Global Spatial Data for Research Use

citation: Ellis, E. C. and N. Ramankutty. 2008. Putting people in the map: anthropogenic biomes of the world. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 6(8):439-447. [download]

Data in 5 arc minute global geographic raster grids in .zip files with accompanying metadata.  Data are provided in four formats.  Anthrome maps are also viewable in Google Maps and Google EarthAnthromes v2 data are available here.


Datasets

ESRI Binary GRID* GeoTIFF ARC/INFO ASCII GRID NetCDF Raster

Anthromes v1.0
(for year 2000)

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*ESRI ARC/INFO Binary GRID is recommended for users of ArcGIS.