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Last updated October 20th 2020

Global Forest Watch Help Center

https://www.globalforestwatch.org/help

Search for an area on the map

The search tool on GFW offers an easy way to quickly find an area, location or data layer on the map.

  1. To get started, click the “Search” category on the menu. From here, you will have several options for searching for an area of interest: Locations, datasets, coordinates, decimal degrees and UTM coordinates.
Click on the “Search” category and select your preferred search type.
  1. The “Locations” search is selected by default. Enter the name of a country, region, address, landmark or natural feature in the search bar. Once entered, the window will automatically populate with any relevant areas. If you do not see a specific area or location in search results, try checking your spelling, searching for a nearby location or reaching out to us for support at gfw@wri.org.
Search for a location by entering the name of it in the search bar.
  1. Select the “Datasets” search to enter the name of a data layer or a term related to data that you are interested in. Once entered, the window will automatically populate with any relevant data layers.
Search for a data layer by entering the name of it or a related term in the search bar.
  1. Select the “Coordinates” search to enter coordinates for a specific area of interest. After entering the coordinate information, click “Go to position” and the map will automatically adjust to that location.
Input coordinate information to navigate directly to that location on the map.
  1. Select the “Decimal degrees” search to search by latitude and longitude. Enter the latitude and longitude information then click “Go to position” and the map will automatically adjust to that location. GFW also provides the latitude and longitude values for all areas on the map based on the crosshair position. This information can be found at the bottom-right corner of the map.
Input the latitude and longitude decimal degrees to navigate directly to that location on the map.
  1. Select the “UTM coordinates” search to search for coordinates based on the Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) coordinate system. Enter the UTM coordinate data then click “Go to position” and the map will automatically adjust to that location.
Input the UTM coordinates to navigate directly to that location on the map.
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Last updated October 20th 2020

Global Forest Watch Help Center

https://www.globalforestwatch.org/help

Search for an area on the map

The search tool on GFW offers an easy way to quickly find an area, location or data layer on the map.

  1. To get started, click the “Search” category on the menu. From here, you will have several options for searching for an area of interest: Locations, datasets, coordinates, decimal degrees and UTM coordinates.
Click on the “Search” category and select your preferred search type.
  1. The “Locations” search is selected by default. Enter the name of a country, region, address, landmark or natural feature in the search bar. Once entered, the window will automatically populate with any relevant areas. If you do not see a specific area or location in search results, try checking your spelling, searching for a nearby location or reaching out to us for support at gfw@wri.org.
Search for a location by entering the name of it in the search bar.
  1. Select the “Datasets” search to enter the name of a data layer or a term related to data that you are interested in. Once entered, the window will automatically populate with any relevant data layers.
Search for a data layer by entering the name of it or a related term in the search bar.
  1. Select the “Coordinates” search to enter coordinates for a specific area of interest. After entering the coordinate information, click “Go to position” and the map will automatically adjust to that location.
Input coordinate information to navigate directly to that location on the map.
  1. Select the “Decimal degrees” search to search by latitude and longitude. Enter the latitude and longitude information then click “Go to position” and the map will automatically adjust to that location. GFW also provides the latitude and longitude values for all areas on the map based on the crosshair position. This information can be found at the bottom-right corner of the map.
Input the latitude and longitude decimal degrees to navigate directly to that location on the map.
  1. Select the “UTM coordinates” search to search for coordinates based on the Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) coordinate system. Enter the UTM coordinate data then click “Go to position” and the map will automatically adjust to that location.
Input the UTM coordinates to navigate directly to that location on the map.
Print this article

Search for an area on the map

The search tool on GFW offers an easy way to quickly find an area, location or data layer on the map.

  1. To get started, click the “Search” category on the menu. From here, you will have several options for searching for an area of interest: Locations, datasets, coordinates, decimal degrees and UTM coordinates.
Click on the “Search” category and select your preferred search type.
  1. The “Locations” search is selected by default. Enter the name of a country, region, address, landmark or natural feature in the search bar. Once entered, the window will automatically populate with any relevant areas. If you do not see a specific area or location in search results, try checking your spelling, searching for a nearby location or reaching out to us for support at gfw@wri.org.
Search for a location by entering the name of it in the search bar.
  1. Select the “Datasets” search to enter the name of a data layer or a term related to data that you are interested in. Once entered, the window will automatically populate with any relevant data layers.
Search for a data layer by entering the name of it or a related term in the search bar.
  1. Select the “Coordinates” search to enter coordinates for a specific area of interest. After entering the coordinate information, click “Go to position” and the map will automatically adjust to that location.
Input coordinate information to navigate directly to that location on the map.
  1. Select the “Decimal degrees” search to search by latitude and longitude. Enter the latitude and longitude information then click “Go to position” and the map will automatically adjust to that location. GFW also provides the latitude and longitude values for all areas on the map based on the crosshair position. This information can be found at the bottom-right corner of the map.
Input the latitude and longitude decimal degrees to navigate directly to that location on the map.
  1. Select the “UTM coordinates” search to search for coordinates based on the Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) coordinate system. Enter the UTM coordinate data then click “Go to position” and the map will automatically adjust to that location.
Input the UTM coordinates to navigate directly to that location on the map.

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