Ecometrica Forests 2020 – Indonesia Baseline Application

Forests 2020 is a £14.2 million investment from the UK Space Agency to help protect and restore up to 300 million hectares of tropical forests across six partner countries – Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Kenya and Ghana.

Using Ecometrica’s digital infrastructure – the Mapping Platform – data from satellites, drones and fieldwork can be overlayed into interactive maps providing information and actionable reports on how forest is changing, which areas are at risk of forest loss, and which areas might be most suitable for restoration.

This study showcases a Mapping Platform application created by Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), in Indonesia, which illustrates the development of forest monitoring methods during Forests 2020. The application presents data which spans Indonesia – including the provinces of Raiu, Jambi, South Sumatera, West Java and Central Kalimantan.

Four sites in the Central Kalimantan region have been detailed with georeferenced drone imagery collected by IPB. These high resolution, birds-eye view images provide supplementary information about forest cover and help users visualise what is happening on the ground.

This application also features nine land cover maps which cover the whole of Indonesia and can be viewed as a time-series.

More details in the study.