This dataset contains maps of forests and other land with tree cover in the Philippines as of the year 2020. The data can be downloaded directly here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1dPdRbmPjTRJKtOuOa5s2lMXvIEcfhw-…
The dataset contains three georeferenced maps: (1) A map of lands identified as "Open forest", "Closed forest", or "Mangrove forest" in the Philippines' 2020 land cover map ("PH_NAMRIA_OFCFMF.shp"); (2) A map of additional areas containing tree cover matching FAO's definition of "Forest" that were identified using a map integration process described in Johnson et al. (2023) ("PH_hiddenforests.shp)"; (3) A map of areas containing tree cover matching FAO's definition of "Other land with tree cover" (excluding oil palm, fruit trees, and a few other types), also identified using the map integration process. This dataset is intended as a supplementary material for Johnson et al. (2023), and more information on the dataset can be found there.
Johnson, B. A., Umemiya, C., Magcale-Macandog, D. M., Estoque, R. C., Hayashi, M., Tadono, T., 2023. Better monitoring of forests according to FAO’s definitions through map integration: Significance and limitations in the context of global environmental goals. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jag.2023.103452. Freely accessible online at: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1569843223002765