Articles | Volume 12, issue 2
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 847–867, 2020
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 847–867, 2020

Data description paper 16 Apr 2020

Data description paper | 16 Apr 2020

Annual oil palm plantation maps in Malaysia and Indonesia from 2001 to 2016

Yidi Xu et al.

Related authors

Oil palm modelling in the global land surface model ORCHIDEE-MICT
Yidi Xu, Philippe Ciais, Le Yu, Wei Li, Xiuzhi Chen, Haicheng Zhang, Chao Yue, Kasturi Kanniah, Arthur P. Cracknell, and Peng Gong
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 4573–4592,,, 2021
Short summary

Related subject area

Antroposphere - Land Cover and Land Use
Land-use harmonization datasets for annual global carbon budgets
Louise Chini, George Hurtt, Ritvik Sahajpal, Steve Frolking, Kees Klein Goldewijk, Stephen Sitch, Raphael Ganzenmüller, Lei Ma, Lesley Ott, Julia Pongratz, and Benjamin Poulter
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 4175–4189,,, 2021
Short summary
An update and beyond: key landscapes for conservation land cover and change monitoring, thematic and validation datasets for the African, Caribbean and Pacific regions
Zoltan Szantoi, Andreas Brink, and Andrea Lupi
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 3767–3789,,, 2021
Short summary
A historical reconstruction of cropland in China from 1900 to 2016
Zhen Yu, Xiaobin Jin, Lijuan Miao, and Xuhong Yang
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 3203–3218,,, 2021
Short summary
Dataset of 1 km cropland cover from 1690 to 1999 in Scandinavia
Xueqiong Wei, Mats Widgren, Beibei Li, Yu Ye, Xiuqi Fang, Chengpeng Zhang, and Tiexi Chen
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 3035–3056,,, 2021
Short summary
The RapeseedMap10 database: annual maps of rapeseed at a spatial resolution of 10 m based on multi-source data
Jichong Han, Zhao Zhang, Yuchuan Luo, Juan Cao, Liangliang Zhang, Jing Zhang, and Ziyue Li
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 2857–2874,,, 2021
Short summary

Cited articles

Austin, K. G., Schwantes, A. M., Gu, Y., and Kasibhatla, P.: What causes deforestation in Indonesia?, Environ. Res. Lett., 14, 024007,, 2018. 
Baklanov, A., Khachay, M., and Pasynkov, M.: Application of fully convolutional neural networks to mapping industrial oil palm plantations, International Conference on Analysis of Images, Social Networks and Texts, 11179, 155–16,, 2018. 
Balasundram, S. K., Memarian, H., and Khosla, R.: Estimating oil palm yields using vegetation indices derived from Quickbird, Life Sci. J., 10, 851–860, 2013. 
Barr, C. M. and Sayer, J. A.: The political economy of reforestation and forest restoration in Asia–Pacific: Critical issues for REDD+, Biol. Conserv., 154, 9–19, 2012. 
Broich, M., Hansen, M. C., Potapov, P., Adusei, B., Lindquist, E., and Stehman, S. V.: Time-series analysis of multi-resolution optical imagery for quantifying forest cover loss in Sumatra and Kalimantan, Indonesia, Int. J. Appl. Earth Obs., 13, 277–291,, 2011. 
Short summary
The first annual oil palm area dataset (AOPD) for Malaysia and Indonesia from 2001 to 2016 was produced by integrating multiple satellite datasets and a change-detection algorithm (BFAST). This dataset reveals that oil palm plantations have expanded from 5.69 to 19.05 M ha in the two countries during the past 16 years. The AOPD is useful in understanding the deforestation process in Southeast Asia and may serve as land-use change inputs in dynamic global vegetation models.