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Visualize country data on the GFW Map

Global Forest Watch features both global and country data layers. While global layers, such as tree cover loss and protected areas, apply to the entire world or to a large (and transboundary) geographic region, country data layers apply only to a particular country. You can easily view both types of data together on the map.

1. Navigate to the GFW Map.

2. Use the "Country Data" tab at the top of the map to select a country.

3. The available country data sets will appear. If no country data is available, try selecting another country, view GFW's global data layers, or suggest your own data set.

4. Click on the country data layer you wish to visualize on the map and it will appear on the data legend on the left-hand side of the map.

5. Click the information icons to learn more about each data layer. This includes information such as data resolution, frequency, cautions, and a link to learn more and download the data set on the Open Data Portal.

6. Use the icons at the top of the country data tab to download data, view statistics, analyze tree cover loss, and subscribe to alerts for the country you selected.

7. Change the base map to view data with a different map background.

8. Zoom in and out, share your map view, hide the windows, search the Google base map, and refresh the page using the buttons located on the bottom left-hand side of the map.

Visualize country data on the GFW Interactive Map

Global Forest Watch features both global and country data layers. While global layers, such as tree cover loss and protected areas, apply to the entire world or to a large (and transboundary) geographic region, country data layers apply only to a particular country. You can easily view both types of data together on the map.

1. Navigate to Country Data through the Data Layers button.

2. Select a country from the list that appears. If no data is available, try selecting another country by tapping on “change country”.

3. If datasets are available for that country, they will appear.

4. Tap on the available country data layer you wish to visualize on the map, and then tap Go to Map to view.

5. Tap the information icons to learn more about each data layer. This includes information such as data resolution, frequency, cautions, and a link to learn more and download the data set on the Open Data Portal.

6. Learn more about and download country data by tapping “Country Data” or select “Country Profile” to view country statistics.

7. Change the base map to view data with a different map background.

8. Share your map view, zoom in and out, refresh the page, search the Google base map, and geo-locate your position using the buttons along the right side of the map.

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