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  • This service visualizes land system archetypes data. Land use is a key driver of global environmental change. Unless major shifts in consumptive behaviours occur, land-based production will have to increase drastically to meet future demands for food and other commodities. To better understand the drivers and impacts of agricultural intensification, identifying global, archetypical patterns of land systems is needed. However, current approaches focus on broad-scale representations of dominant land cover with limited consideration of land-use intensity. In this study, we derived a new global representation of land systems based on more than 30 high-resolution datasets on land-use intensity, environmental conditions and socioeconomic indicators. Using a self-organizing map algorithm, we identified and mapped twelve archetypes of land systems for the year 2005. Our analysis reveals unexpected similarities in land systems across the globe but the diverse pattern at sub-national scales implies that there are no one-size-fits-all solutions to sustainable land management. Our results help to identify generic patterns of land pressures and environmental threats and provide means to target regionalized strategies to cope with the challenges of global change. Mapping global archetypes of land systems represents a first step towards better understanding the driving forces and environmental and social outcomes of land system dynamics.

  • Contour data for LEGATO region PH_3 based on SRTM satellite data (resolution 100m)

  • LUC in Vietnam VN_2 with a 300m buffer

  • This service provides cartographic visualization for global pollination benefits. Global pollination benefits for the year 2000. This dataset sums total and crop values for different plants. Temporal extent and resolution: 2000-01-01 to 2000-12-31, annual.

  • Additional LEGATO sites in Vietnam.

  • ASTER GLOBAL DEM image from investigation area VN 3 (LEGATO), Resolution: 1 arc-second, Coordinate System: WGS84

  • LUC in Vietnam VN_4 with a 300m buffer

  • Contour data for LEGATO region PH_2 based on ASTER satellite data (resolution 30m)

  • Region containing sites of PH 1 size 15x15km name Laguna

  • Land use classification based on SPOT5 satellite image