Ruzycki, Thomas S.

St. Kitts, Nevis, St. Eustatius, Grenada, and Barbados land cover and forest formations (1999-2003) Data publication contains GIS data

This data publication contains six raster datasets detailing the land cover and forest structure of several Caribbean islands. These include the islands of St. Kitts, Nevis, St. Eustatius, Grenada and Barbados. Each dataset represents land-cover and woody vegetation formations and is provided as an ERDAS IMAGINE georeferenced raster file and as a GeoTIFF raster file. Spatial land cover datasets for Barbados were created using Landsat ETM+ imagery from 2001 and 2002. Grenada datasets were created using Landsat ETM+ imagery from 2000 and 2001 and Landsat 5 TM imagery from 1986. Lastly, spatial land cover datasets for St. Kitts, Nevis, and St. Eustatius were created using Landsat ETM+ imagery dated between 1999 and 2003.


land cover; land use; forest formation; forest type; forest conservation; biota; environment; imageryBaseMapsEarthCover; planningCadastre; Ecology, Ecosystems, & Environment; Landscape ecology; Forest Products; Bioenergy and biomass; Inventory, Monitoring, & Analysis; Resource inventory; Natural Resource Management & Use; Landscape management; Timber; Wilderness; St. Kitts; Nevis; St. Eustatius; Grenada; Ronde Island; Barbados; Caribbean; Lesser Antilles; Netherland Antilles
Data type
Maps and Charts
Research and monitoring
Geographic location
St. Eustatius