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Borneo Atlas helps track palm-oil supply chains

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Main screen of the new Borneo Atlas

David Gaveau and Mohammad Agus Salim from CIFOR shared an impressive update of the Borneo Atlas:

This latest version (version 4) of the Borneo Atlas has been launched today! It allows users to verify the location and ownership of 467 palm-oil mills in Borneo.

We developed this dataset by reviewing online documentation on company dashboards, NGO websites, certification agencies (RSPO and ISPO), mapping websites and social media. The source documents for these data are linked in the results of each search so they can be consulted by users. A link to the mills’ location on high-resolution imagery from Google Maps and ArcGIS World Imagery is also provided for each search, to prove that the mill exists. See tutorial video embedded in blog for full capabilities.

Future developments will include linking mills to supplier plantations, to ports and refineries, and incorporating time-lapses to reveal how industrial oil palm has expanded. The Atlas aim to equip governments, NGOS and companies with the capacity to see the full impact of industrial agriculture on forests, and to act accordingly to bring the rate of forest loss in their supply chains down to zero.

Learn more details about the Borneo Atlas at CIFOR’s Forest News article:
New map helps track palm-oil supply chains in Borneo

 

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