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Last updated September 16th 2020

Global Forest Watch Help Center

https://www.globalforestwatch.org/help

Download data from GFW

When permitted by data providers, data featured on GFW are available for download. You can access downloadable versions of spatial data layers from several places on the website – the dashboards, map and Open Data Portal – as well as statistics based on the data.

Download data from the dashboards

Download statistics (.csv and Excel files) for specific areas from the dashboards. After navigating to the dashboard for your area of interest, you’ll have two options for downloading data.

  1. Download general statistics on tree cover extent, gain and annual loss; CO2 emissions; and biomass loss by clicking the download icon at the top of the dashboard (only available on global, country and subnational dashboards).
Click the download icon on the top right to download data for the full dashboard.
  1. Download a .csv file for individual data charts on the dashboard. First, you will have to configure the data chart settings as desired then click the download icon within the data chart.
Click the download icon within an individual data chart to download the data for that data chart.

Learn more about how to navigate the dashboards here.

Download data from the map

  1. To download data from the map, click the information “i” icon next to a data layer in the menu or the legend/analysis panel.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the pop-up window and click “Download Data.”
Click “Download Data” to access a webpage where you can download the tree cover loss data.
  1. You will either be taken directly to the data download page on the Open Data Portal or to an external website – typically the data provider’s organizational website – where you can download the data you’re interested in.

Download data from the Open Data Portal

The Open Data Portal allows users to download a subset of the data on GFW. You can access this webpage through the method described above or by going directly to data.globalforestwatch.org.

  1. To access a data layer through the Open Data Portal homepage, you will need to enter the name of the data layer in the search bar. You don’t need to know the exact name, as the search function recognizes keywords.
Search for the data layer you’re interested in by using the “Find data” search bar.
Search “intact forest landscapes” to populate results of data relevant to the search.
  1. Once you’ve searched for the data layer you are interested in, it should appear in a list generated by the search feature. Clicking on the data layer will yield a webpage that contains metadata information, attributes, a map visualization, the data source, a “Download” drop-down menu and an “API” drop-down menu.
Click on your preferred search result to load a webpage with information about the data.
  1. To download the data, click “Download.” Depending on the data layer, you will be able to choose a specific format to download the data in.
Click the “Download” drop-down menu and select your preferred format.
  1. Selecting the format to download the data in will activate the data download process on your computer.
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Last updated September 16th 2020

Global Forest Watch Help Center

https://www.globalforestwatch.org/help

Download data from GFW

When permitted by data providers, data featured on GFW are available for download. You can access downloadable versions of spatial data layers from several places on the website – the dashboards, map and Open Data Portal – as well as statistics based on the data.

Download data from the dashboards

Download statistics (.csv and Excel files) for specific areas from the dashboards. After navigating to the dashboard for your area of interest, you’ll have two options for downloading data.

  1. Download general statistics on tree cover extent, gain and annual loss; CO2 emissions; and biomass loss by clicking the download icon at the top of the dashboard (only available on global, country and subnational dashboards).
Click the download icon on the top right to download data for the full dashboard.
  1. Download a .csv file for individual data charts on the dashboard. First, you will have to configure the data chart settings as desired then click the download icon within the data chart.
Click the download icon within an individual data chart to download the data for that data chart.

Learn more about how to navigate the dashboards here.

Download data from the map

  1. To download data from the map, click the information “i” icon next to a data layer in the menu or the legend/analysis panel.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the pop-up window and click “Download Data.”
Click “Download Data” to access a webpage where you can download the tree cover loss data.
  1. You will either be taken directly to the data download page on the Open Data Portal or to an external website – typically the data provider’s organizational website – where you can download the data you’re interested in.

Download data from the Open Data Portal

The Open Data Portal allows users to download a subset of the data on GFW. You can access this webpage through the method described above or by going directly to data.globalforestwatch.org.

  1. To access a data layer through the Open Data Portal homepage, you will need to enter the name of the data layer in the search bar. You don’t need to know the exact name, as the search function recognizes keywords.
Search for the data layer you’re interested in by using the “Find data” search bar.
Search “intact forest landscapes” to populate results of data relevant to the search.
  1. Once you’ve searched for the data layer you are interested in, it should appear in a list generated by the search feature. Clicking on the data layer will yield a webpage that contains metadata information, attributes, a map visualization, the data source, a “Download” drop-down menu and an “API” drop-down menu.
Click on your preferred search result to load a webpage with information about the data.
  1. To download the data, click “Download.” Depending on the data layer, you will be able to choose a specific format to download the data in.
Click the “Download” drop-down menu and select your preferred format.
  1. Selecting the format to download the data in will activate the data download process on your computer.
Print this article

Download data from GFW

When permitted by data providers, data featured on GFW are available for download. You can access downloadable versions of spatial data layers from several places on the website – the dashboards, map and Open Data Portal – as well as statistics based on the data.

Download data from the dashboards

Download statistics (.csv and Excel files) for specific areas from the dashboards. After navigating to the dashboard for your area of interest, you’ll have two options for downloading data.

  1. Download general statistics on tree cover extent, gain and annual loss; CO2 emissions; and biomass loss by clicking the download icon at the top of the dashboard (only available on global, country and subnational dashboards).
Click the download icon on the top right to download data for the full dashboard.
  1. Download a .csv file for individual data charts on the dashboard. First, you will have to configure the data chart settings as desired then click the download icon within the data chart.
Click the download icon within an individual data chart to download the data for that data chart.

Learn more about how to navigate the dashboards here.

Download data from the map

  1. To download data from the map, click the information “i” icon next to a data layer in the menu or the legend/analysis panel.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the pop-up window and click “Download Data.”
Click “Download Data” to access a webpage where you can download the tree cover loss data.
  1. You will either be taken directly to the data download page on the Open Data Portal or to an external website – typically the data provider’s organizational website – where you can download the data you’re interested in.

Download data from the Open Data Portal

The Open Data Portal allows users to download a subset of the data on GFW. You can access this webpage through the method described above or by going directly to data.globalforestwatch.org.

  1. To access a data layer through the Open Data Portal homepage, you will need to enter the name of the data layer in the search bar. You don’t need to know the exact name, as the search function recognizes keywords.
Search for the data layer you’re interested in by using the “Find data” search bar.
Search “intact forest landscapes” to populate results of data relevant to the search.
  1. Once you’ve searched for the data layer you are interested in, it should appear in a list generated by the search feature. Clicking on the data layer will yield a webpage that contains metadata information, attributes, a map visualization, the data source, a “Download” drop-down menu and an “API” drop-down menu.
Click on your preferred search result to load a webpage with information about the data.
  1. To download the data, click “Download.” Depending on the data layer, you will be able to choose a specific format to download the data in.
Click the “Download” drop-down menu and select your preferred format.
  1. Selecting the format to download the data in will activate the data download process on your computer.

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