Land Use Data for Latitude -2.25 Longitude -79.75

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


Ciénagas de Guayaquil
Guayaquil flooded grasslands ecoregion
Isla Santay
Manglares Churute Ecological Reserve
Reserva Ecológica Manglares-Churute

Agricultural Land Uses

Shrubs - Extensive pastoralism
Shrubs - Mod. intensive pastoralism
Rainfed agriculture (Subsistence/Commercial)
Cropped Agriculture with mod. intensive livestock
Cropped Agriculture with intensive livestock
Mixture crops- moderate livestock and large scale irrigation
Agriculture - Large scale Irrigation (>25% pixel size)
Urban land
Sparsely vegetated areas - Extensive pastoralism
Sparsely vegetated areas - Mod. intensive pastoralism
Bare areas - Extensive pastoralism


Warm Tropics drylands




Cereals and cereal products
Cocoa Beans
Coffee Green
Oil-bearing crops
Rice Paddy
Stimulant crops

Growing Period (days)

150 to 179

Soil Types

Cambisols (Horizon differentiation in the subsoil evident from changes in structure, colour, clay content or carbonate content)


Plain or plateau

Slopes (degrees)

0.5 to 2
2 to 5

Population Density (persons per km2)

10 to 50
50 to 250
above 250

Infant mortality (per 1000 live births)

10 to 20
20 to 30

Mineral Extraction

Site Name (Type)Minerals
 Stone, Crushed/Broken
Cerro AzulLimestone, General
DecalLimestone, General, Stone, Crushed/Broken
El HuaicoLimestone, General, Stone, Crushed/Broken
Estancia Cerro AzulLimestone, General, Stone, Crushed/Broken
ExplosaLimestone, General, Stone, Crushed/Broken
GuayaquilBarium-Barite, Stone, Mercury
Hormigonera GuayaquilStone, Crushed/Broken, Limestone, General
Las LojasIron
Las PenasStone, Crushed/Broken, Limestone, General
LeridaLimestone, General, Stone, Crushed/Broken
LorenaLimestone, General, Stone, Crushed/Broken
Los CiruelosLimestone, General, Stone, Crushed/Broken
PascualesCopper, Gold, Lead, Zinc
PreconcaLimestone, General, Stone, Crushed/Broken
PredesaLimestone, General, Stone, Crushed/Broken

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.