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Historical forest cover in the Kivu Rift (1958)

Depicker, Arthur; Dewitte, Olivier; Smets, Benoît; Mboga, Nicholus; Lennert, Moritz

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  "publisher": "Zenodo", 
  "DOI": "10.5281/zenodo.5027117", 
  "language": "eng", 
  "title": "Historical forest cover in the Kivu Rift  (1958)", 
  "issued": {
    "date-parts": [
  "abstract": "<p>If you use this dataset, please refer to our work:<strong> Depicker, A., Jacobs, L., Mboga, N.&nbsp;<em>et al.</em>&nbsp;Historical dynamics of landslide risk from population and forest-cover changes in the Kivu Rift.&nbsp;<em>Nat Sustain</em>&nbsp;(2021).</strong></p>\n\n<p>This .tif file represents the forest cover in the Kivu Rift in 1958, covering parts of the eastern DRC, western Rwanda, and western Burundi. The forest data was derived from 1 m resolution panchromatic historical aerial photographs (conserved at the Royal Museum for Central Africa) and resampled to a 30 m resolution.</p>\n\n<p>The data range from 0 to 1, representing the % of forest cover. Data smaller than 0 can be considered NoData values.</p>\n\n<p>This work was funded by the Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO) through the PAStECA project (BR/165/A3/PASTECA) entitled `Historical Aerial Photographs and Archives to Assess Environmental Changes in Central Africa&#39; (</p>", 
  "author": [
      "family": "Depicker, Arthur"
      "family": "Dewitte, Olivier"
      "family": "Smets, Beno\u00eet"
      "family": "Mboga, Nicholus"
      "family": "Lennert, Moritz"
  "version": "v1.0", 
  "type": "dataset", 
  "id": "5027117"
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