Cumulative Human Influence
Human populations continually make their mark on Earth's ecosystems through activities such as urban expansion and agricultural development. This app enables users to explore the cumulative impact of these anthropogenic activities through several indices, from local communities to continents and world regions.
Read the scientific paper discussing the development of a Global Human Modification Index, as shown in the app.
Explore data source
The Global Human Modification layer is accessible using Google Earth Engine, an open-source geospatial analysis platform.