Land management data at your fingertips
Fast, powerful, and free, the Rangeland Analysis Platform is an innovative online tool that quickly visualizes and analyzes vegetation data for the western US. Launch the app to examine trends at the pasture, ranch, watershed, or county scale. Datasets include:
- Continuous vegetation cover: see abundance and distribution of perennial or annual herbaceous, shrubs, trees, and bare ground
- Annual aboveground biomass: see how much and where forage has changed over the year
- 16-day aboveground biomass (including current year): see how forage has changed in bi-weekly increments
Monitor vegetation to improve rangelands
The Rangeland Analysis Platform provides powerful perspective and context for rangeland monitoring. It makes it easy to develop new strategies that improve rangeland productivity, and to evaluate current or past land management practices.
Big landscapes and big data
The Rangeland Analysis Platform combines satellite imagery with thousands of on-the-ground vegetation measurements. The rise of cloud computing and machine-learning technology allows the RAP to map vegetation easily across the entire western US.