Land Use Data for Latitude 8.75 Longitude -83.25

Area size: .5 degrees latitude by .5 degrees longitude


Fila CosteƱa
Piedras Blancas National Park
Sierpe Wetlands and Osa Peninsula

Agricultural Land Uses

Forestry - Pastoralism if moderate or higher
Rainfed agriculture (Subsistence/Commercial)
Open Water - Inland Fisheries


Cool Tropic mixed
Warm Tropics perhumid




Cereals and cereal products
Coffee Green (also in forestry plantations)

Growing Period (days)

330 to 359
above 360

Soil Types

Andosols (Black soils of volcanic landscapes)
Cambisols (Horizon differentiation in the subsoil evident from changes in structure, colour, clay content or carbonate content)
Nitisols (Deep, well-drained, red, tropical soils with a clayey subsurface)


Plain or plateau
Mountain 800-1500 m, slope > 5%
Mountain 1500-2500 m, slope > 2%
Mountain > 2500

Slopes (degrees)

2 to 5
8 to 16
16 to 30
30 to 45
above 45

Population Density (persons per km2)

2 to 10
10 to 50

Infant mortality (per 1000 live births)

5 to 10
10 to 20

Mineral Extraction

Site Name (Type)Minerals
Dos BrazosGold
Finca Santo DomingoLimestone, General
Quebrada DantaGold
Quebrada PalmaGold
Quebrada SalitreGold
Quebrada SardinalGold
Quebrada TardeGold
Quebrada TerronesGold
Rio AgujasGold
Rio BarrigonesGold
Rio ConteGold
Rio EsquinasGold
Rio NuevoGold
Rio RinconGold
Rio RiyitoGold
Rio SabalaGold
Rio SierpeGold
Rio TigreGold

Agricultural use data provided by LADA, 2008. "Mapping Land Use Systems at global and regional scales for Land Degradation Assessment Analysis. Version 1.0" Nachtergaele F. & Petri M.
Mineral extraction data provided by USGS Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS), downloaded June 2, 2010.