Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística

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Natural Resources and Environmental Studies

Land Use


It encompasses activities related to Systematic Mapping of Land Use. Its general objectives are: to deal with the classifications of land use all over the country, analyze its impacts and establish environmental indicators. The development of activities is based on the experience of Geosciences teams in the field of environmental diagnosis and, as an international reference, CORINE – the EEC Program for compilation of data on Land Use and Land Cover and monitoring of changes.