Remote sensing derived rice maps and related publications

The findings, interpretations, and conclusions expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of IRRI. IRRI does not guarantee the accuracy of the data included in these works. The boundaries, colours, denominations, and other information shown on any map, figure or table in this work do not imply any judgment on the part of IRRI concerning the legal status of any territory or the endorsement or acceptance of such boundaries.

Over the past five years, IRRI has been developing remote sensing-based maps of rice systems in Asia as part of our contribution to various projects that need good baseline data on the where, how and when of rice.

As much as possible IRRI aims to make its data available as global public goods. The links below provide access to the spatial data behind most of these maps as well as citations, documentation and contact points.

We continue to expand our rice mapping activities and plan to characterize the rice systems of countries in South East Asia in the coming years to complement the existing maps for South Asia.

Datasets

All available datasets in the links below are under a creative commons license. They are available either as ESRI© Shapefiles (.shp) or as Erdas Imagine (.img) or as GeoTIFF (.tif) images. All datasets have the following spatial reference information: [EPSG:4326, Datum WGS84, Spheroid WGS84].

Rice map SouthAsia

South Asia rice map (2000-2001)

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Publication | View [open access]
Citation: Murali Krishna Gumma, Andrew Nelson, Prasad S. Thenkabail, Amrendra N. Singh. Mapping rice areas of South Asia using MODIS multitemporal data, Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, Volume 5, Issue 1, 2011, Pages 053547-053547-26, ISBN 1931-3195, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.3619838
Contact: Murali Krishna Gumma

Rice map Nepal 2009 10

Nepal rice map time series (2000/1-2009/10)

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Citation: Murali Krishna Gumma, Devendra Gauchan, Andrew Nelson, Sushil Pandey, Arnel Rala. Temporal changes in rice-growing area and their impact on livelihood over a decade: A case study of Nepal, Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, Volume 142, Issues 3–4, August 2011, Pages 382-392, ISSN 0167-8809, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2011.06.010.
Contact: Murali Krishna Gumma

Bangladesh Boro 2010 11

Bangladesh seasonal rice maps (2010)

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Citation: Murali Krishna Gumma, Prasad S. Thenkabail, Aileen Maunahan, Saidul Islam, Andrew Nelson. Mapping seasonal rice cropland extent and area in the high cropping intensity environment of Bangladesh using MODIS 500 m data for the year 2010, ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Volume 91, May 2014, Pages 98-113, ISSN 0924-2716, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2014.02.007
Contact: Murali Krishna Gumma

Rice map Odisha 2010 11

Odisha rice map time series (2000/01-2010/11)

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Citation: Murali Krishna Gumma, Samarendu Mohanty, Andrew Nelson, Rala Arnel, Irshad A. Mohammed, Satya Ranjan Das. Remote sensing based change analysis of rice environments in Odisha, India, Journal of Environmental Management, Volume 148, 15 January 2015, Pages 31-41, ISSN 0301-4797, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2013.11.039.
Contact: Murali Krishna Gumma

Rice map TamilNadu 2010 11

Tamil Nadu map time series (2001-2011)

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Citation: Murali Krishna Gumma, Kei Kajisa, Irshad A. Mohammed, Anthony M. and Whitbread, Andrew Nelson, Arnel Rala, K. Palanisami. Temporal change in land use by irrigation source in Tamil Nadu and management implications. Volume 187, Issue 1, 2014, ISSN 0167-6369, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10661-014-4155-1
Contact: Murali Krishna Gumma

Lowland rice extent of Asia

A map of lowland rice extent in the major rice growing countries of Asia

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Publication: Nelson, A. and Gumma, M.K (2015) A map of lowland rice extent in the major rice growing countries of Asia. Available online at http://irri.org/our-work/research/policy-and-markets/mapping
Citation: Andrew Nelson, Murali Krishna Gumma. A map of lowland rice extent in the major rice growing countries of Asia. 2015, 37p. IRRI, Los Banos, Philippines.
Contact: Andy Nelson | Email 1 / Email 2

Philippine Rice Extent

Mapping rice in the Philippines – where and Mapping rice in the Philippines - when

Data set: Mapping rice in the Philippines - where and Mapping rice in the Philippines - when
Publication: See links above [open access]
Citation: IRRI and PhilRice. Mapping rice in the Philippines – where (2000-2012). 2013. Available online at http://irri.org/our-work/research/policy-and-markets/mapping-rice-in-the-philippines-where
IRRI and PhilRice. Mapping rice in the Philippines – when. 2013 Available online at http://irri.org/our-work/research/policy-and-markets/mapping-rice-in-the-philippines-when
Contact: Alice Laborte and Jimmy Quilang

Acknowledgements

The development of these rice maps has been supported by many donors, research projects and programs including: the CGIAR Global Rice Science Partnership research program (GRiSP); the Geospatial Open Source Hosting of Agriculture, Resource and Environmental Data for Discovery and Decision-making (GEOSHARE) project; the Stress-tolerant Rice for Africa and South Asia (STRASA) project and the Green Super Rice (GSR) project both funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF); the Philippine Rice Information System (PRISM) project funded by the Philippines Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR) and conducted in collaboration with PhilRice; the Remote Sensing-based Information and Insurance for crops in Emerging economies project (RIICE) funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC); the Reducing Risks and Improving Livelihoods in the Rice Environments of Myanmar Through Better Targeting of Management Options project funded by The Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT); the Ganges Basin Development Challenge (GBDC) project funded by the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF), and; the CGIAR Policies, Institutions and Markets research program (PIM).

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