Land Use Data for Latitude -18.25 Longitude -43.25

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


Águas Vertentes State Environmental Protection Area
Parque Estadual do Pico do Itambé e Serra do Gavião
Parque Estadual do Rio Preto

Agricultural Land Uses

Forestry - Pastoralism if moderate or higher
Forestry - Agro forestry
Forestry - Plantations
Grasslands - Extensive pastoralism
Grasslands - Mod. intensive pastoralism
Shrubs - Mod. intensive pastoralism
Cropped Agriculture with mod. intensive livestock
Sparsely vegetated areas - Extensive pastoralism
Sparsely vegetated areas - Mod. intensive pastoralism


Warm Tropics sub-humid




Bananas (also in forestry plantations)
Cereals and cereal products
Coffee Green (also in forestry plantations)
Stimulant crops
Sugar Cane
Sugar crops and sweeteners

Growing Period (days)

180 to 209
210 to 239

Soil Types

Ferralsols (Red and yellow tropical soils with a high content of sesquioxides)
Leptosols (Shallow soils)


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

Slopes (degrees)

2 to 5
5 to 8
8 to 16
16 to 30

Population Density (persons per km2)

0 to 2
2 to 10
50 to 250

Infant mortality (per 1000 live births)

20 to 30
30 to 40

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.