About the Liberia Forest Atlas

The Interactive forest atlas of Liberia is a living, dynamic forest monitoring system that provides unbiased and up-to-date information on Liberia’s forest sector. Built on a geographic information system (GIS) platform, the Atlas aims to strengthen forest management and land use planning by bringing information on all major land use categories onto the same platform.

The underlying forest atlas database is supported and kept up-to-date by the Forest Development Authority (FDA), with support from the World Resources Institute (WRI). When new information becomes available it is released via this mapping application and can be downloaded from this open data site.

The Interactive forest atlas of Liberia overcomes a key data availability challenge by integrating up-to-date forest allocation information with forest cover and change data from Global Forest Watch’s near-real-time monitoring system. With a simple click, users can run complex analyses and explore the most up-to-date land cover changes within a variety of land allocations. To learn about the wide range of functionalities, visit the online tutorial.

Unless otherwise noted, Atlas data are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. You are free to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, and to transform and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially. You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. When displaying and citing the data, use the appropriate credit as listed for the corresponding dataset in the download section.

For more information visit Forest Atlas of Liberia