Trends.Earth is a free and open source tool to understand land change: the how and why behind changes on the ground. Trends.Earth allows users to draw on the best available information from across a range of sources - from globally available data to customized local maps. A broad range of users are applying Trends.Earth for projects ranging from planning and monitoring restoration efforts, to tracking urbanization, to developing official national reports for submission to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).
Trends.Earth was produced by a partnership of Conservation International, Lund University, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), with the support of the Global Environment Facility (GEF). It was further developed through a partnership with Conservation International, University of Bern, University of Colorado in partnership with USDA and USAID, University of California - Santa Barbara in partnership with University of North Carolina - Wilmington and Brown University with additional funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF).