The MAPBIOMAS project gathers data reporting the type of land covering each year by area, that is, for example, the area used for a temporary crop of soybeans. It also reports the transition between coverings during given years.

The data available has an yearly frequency and is available starting from the year 1989.


  1. dataset:

  2. raw_data: there are two options:

  3. geo_level:

  4. language: you can choose between Portuguese ("pt") and English ("eng")

  5. cover_level: Aggregates the data to some level of land coverage. Only applies to datasets "mapbiomas_cover" and "mapbiomas_grazing_quality":


# download treated Mapbiomas Cover data in english at the highest aggregation level
data <- load_mapbiomas(dataset = "mapbiomas_cover",
                       raw_data = FALSE,
                       geo_level = "municipality",
                       language = "eng",
                       cover_level = 0)

# download treated Mapbiomas Transition data in portuguese
data <- load_mapbiomas(dataset = "mapbiomas_transition", raw_data = FALSE,
                       geo_level = "state", language = "pt")

# download treated data on mining on indigenous lands
data <- load_mapbiomas("mapbiomas_mining",
                       raw_data = FALSE,
                       geo_level = "indigenous_land")