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Last updated September 17th 2020

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View global, national and subnational forest statistics on a dashboard

In addition to visualizing data layers on a map, GFW offers the ability to explore forest statistics through interactive and customizable data charts on a dashboard. Below are steps for how you can view and customize this data.

Learn how to view a dashboard for a custom shape or saved areas here.

  1. When you first access the dashboard, you will see global forest statistics by default.
  2. If you are interested in viewing forest statistics for a specific country or subnational region, click the drop-down menu to search for or select a country. After selecting a country, you can click the next drop-down menu to select a subnational region.
Click the drop-down menu to select or search for your country of interest.
After selecting a country, click the drop-down menu again to select or search for a region within the country.
Click the drop-down menu again to select a subregion.
  1. When on a country or subnational dashboard, you can save the area to your My GFW account by clicking the add “+” icon on the top right.
  2. Once you select an area of interest, you can view a summary of forest statistics for that area under “Summary;” or you can select a category to see more statistics related to land cover, forest change, land use, fires or climate. Not all data categories will appear for all areas – dashboard pages only display categories that contain data for the area selected.
  3. Under each category, you will see interactive data charts displaying forest statistics. Each chart contains a graphical representation of the data available in the area you selected.
Click on the category you’re interested in and scroll down to view the relevant data charts.
  1. There are a few options for viewing more information about the data in a data chart.
    1. Click the information “i” icon on the top right of a data chart to learn more about the methodology, source, dates covered and more.
    2. Hover your mouse over a part of the data chart that interests you. An information box will appear with more information about that data point.
    3. Download the data for the entire dashboard by clicking the download icon on the top right of the dashboard or download the data for an individual data chart by clicking the download icon on the top right of a data chart. Learn more about how to download data from the dashboards here.
Click the information “i” icon to activate an information pop-up window.
Hover your mouse over the forest statistics on a data chart to see more information.
  1. If you want to customize and filter the data displayed on a data chart, click on the settings gear icon at the top right of a data chart and modify the settings as needed.
Click the settings gear icon to customize the data displayed on a data chart.
  1. To view the data on a specific data chart on the map to the right of the dashboard, click “Show on Map” on the top right of a data chart.
  2. To share the entire dashboard, click the share icon at the top right of the dashboard to generate a unique link to share with others. To share an individual chart, click on the share icon on the top right of any data chart to generate a unique link to share with others, or generate HTML to embed the data chart within an external website.
Click the share icon and copy the link to share with others.
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Last updated September 17th 2020

Global Forest Watch Help Center

https://www.globalforestwatch.org/help

View global, national and subnational forest statistics on a dashboard

In addition to visualizing data layers on a map, GFW offers the ability to explore forest statistics through interactive and customizable data charts on a dashboard. Below are steps for how you can view and customize this data.

Learn how to view a dashboard for a custom shape or saved areas here.

  1. When you first access the dashboard, you will see global forest statistics by default.
  2. If you are interested in viewing forest statistics for a specific country or subnational region, click the drop-down menu to search for or select a country. After selecting a country, you can click the next drop-down menu to select a subnational region.
Click the drop-down menu to select or search for your country of interest.
After selecting a country, click the drop-down menu again to select or search for a region within the country.
Click the drop-down menu again to select a subregion.
  1. When on a country or subnational dashboard, you can save the area to your My GFW account by clicking the add “+” icon on the top right.
  2. Once you select an area of interest, you can view a summary of forest statistics for that area under “Summary;” or you can select a category to see more statistics related to land cover, forest change, land use, fires or climate. Not all data categories will appear for all areas – dashboard pages only display categories that contain data for the area selected.
  3. Under each category, you will see interactive data charts displaying forest statistics. Each chart contains a graphical representation of the data available in the area you selected.
Click on the category you’re interested in and scroll down to view the relevant data charts.
  1. There are a few options for viewing more information about the data in a data chart.
    1. Click the information “i” icon on the top right of a data chart to learn more about the methodology, source, dates covered and more.
    2. Hover your mouse over a part of the data chart that interests you. An information box will appear with more information about that data point.
    3. Download the data for the entire dashboard by clicking the download icon on the top right of the dashboard or download the data for an individual data chart by clicking the download icon on the top right of a data chart. Learn more about how to download data from the dashboards here.
Click the information “i” icon to activate an information pop-up window.
Hover your mouse over the forest statistics on a data chart to see more information.
  1. If you want to customize and filter the data displayed on a data chart, click on the settings gear icon at the top right of a data chart and modify the settings as needed.
Click the settings gear icon to customize the data displayed on a data chart.
  1. To view the data on a specific data chart on the map to the right of the dashboard, click “Show on Map” on the top right of a data chart.
  2. To share the entire dashboard, click the share icon at the top right of the dashboard to generate a unique link to share with others. To share an individual chart, click on the share icon on the top right of any data chart to generate a unique link to share with others, or generate HTML to embed the data chart within an external website.
Click the share icon and copy the link to share with others.
Print this article

View global, national and subnational forest statistics on a dashboard

In addition to visualizing data layers on a map, GFW offers the ability to explore forest statistics through interactive and customizable data charts on a dashboard. Below are steps for how you can view and customize this data.

Learn how to view a dashboard for a custom shape or saved areas here.

  1. When you first access the dashboard, you will see global forest statistics by default.
  2. If you are interested in viewing forest statistics for a specific country or subnational region, click the drop-down menu to search for or select a country. After selecting a country, you can click the next drop-down menu to select a subnational region.
Click the drop-down menu to select or search for your country of interest.
After selecting a country, click the drop-down menu again to select or search for a region within the country.
Click the drop-down menu again to select a subregion.
  1. When on a country or subnational dashboard, you can save the area to your My GFW account by clicking the add “+” icon on the top right.
  2. Once you select an area of interest, you can view a summary of forest statistics for that area under “Summary;” or you can select a category to see more statistics related to land cover, forest change, land use, fires or climate. Not all data categories will appear for all areas – dashboard pages only display categories that contain data for the area selected.
  3. Under each category, you will see interactive data charts displaying forest statistics. Each chart contains a graphical representation of the data available in the area you selected.
Click on the category you’re interested in and scroll down to view the relevant data charts.
  1. There are a few options for viewing more information about the data in a data chart.
    1. Click the information “i” icon on the top right of a data chart to learn more about the methodology, source, dates covered and more.
    2. Hover your mouse over a part of the data chart that interests you. An information box will appear with more information about that data point.
    3. Download the data for the entire dashboard by clicking the download icon on the top right of the dashboard or download the data for an individual data chart by clicking the download icon on the top right of a data chart. Learn more about how to download data from the dashboards here.
Click the information “i” icon to activate an information pop-up window.
Hover your mouse over the forest statistics on a data chart to see more information.
  1. If you want to customize and filter the data displayed on a data chart, click on the settings gear icon at the top right of a data chart and modify the settings as needed.
Click the settings gear icon to customize the data displayed on a data chart.
  1. To view the data on a specific data chart on the map to the right of the dashboard, click “Show on Map” on the top right of a data chart.
  2. To share the entire dashboard, click the share icon at the top right of the dashboard to generate a unique link to share with others. To share an individual chart, click on the share icon on the top right of any data chart to generate a unique link to share with others, or generate HTML to embed the data chart within an external website.
Click the share icon and copy the link to share with others.

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