A section with the map and global layers for monitoring different attributes of your forest stands, such as forest cover, deforestation, thermal anomalies, and more.

global layers on EOSDA Forest Monitoring

Working With The Map

We’re using a base map to visualize geographic information and overlay data from layers*.

*To view the latest images of a forest stand, select the stand from the list and open it.

You will find all of the tools for working with the map on the left-hand side.

  • Zoom in/out
  • Measure distance

You can move/pan the map by clicking and holding the left mouse button.

map instruments on EOSDA Forest Monitoring

Zoom (+/-)

To zoom in or out, either scroll the mouse wheel up or down or click the plus and minus icons (+/-) on the left-hand side of the map.

Measure Distance, Perimeter, And Area


This tool is great for measuring the exact distance between two or more points on the map.

It is done in 3 simple steps:

Step 1. Left-click on the measure distance icon.

Step 2. Place the starting point on the map with a single click.

Step 3. Place the second point on the map. A straight line will automatically connect the two points.

Step 4. Keep placing points until you’ve measured the total distance and left-click on the final point*.

The total distance will be displayed in the lower portion of the screen.

*You can continue placing points indefinitely. All the distances will add up to a total number.

Perimeter & Area

To measure the perimeter and area of a polygon on the map, follow these simple steps:

Step 1. Place the first point on the map with a single left click.

Step 2. Place several more points to create a polygon.

Step 3. Click on the final point.

The total perimeter and area will be displayed in the lower portion of the screen.


Data of most layers (except Thermal Anomalies) will be displayed as a legend in the bottom right corner of the map. To hide the legend, click on the “expand” icon.

layer legend on EOSDA Forest Monitoring

In the Individual stand monitoring mode, the legend will also contain three icons:

  • Show satellite image
  • Download arrow
  • Percentage
three functional icons of layer legend on EOSDA Forest Monitoring

By clicking on “show satellite image”, you can switch to a true-color view of your stand.

show satellite image icon on EOSDA Forest Monitoring

To download a layer, click on the arrow.

Clicking on the “percentage” icon changes the area value from hectares/acres to percentage.