Cropland - GFSAD30


Cropland - GFSAD30

3 classes

Cropland extent 

Represented classes



Ocean or inland waterbody 


This map shows cropland distribution across the world in a nominal 30 m resolution derived primarily with Landsat imagery for the year 2015. The map uses machine learning algorithms on Google Earth Engine cloud computing platform. This is the baseline product of the GFSAD30 Project. There is a total of 1.874 billion hectares (roughly 12.6 percent of the global terrestrial area) of croplands in the world. View the global map or zoom-in further to see individual farms at

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)


The GFSAD30 is a NASA funded project to provide high resolution global cropland data and their water use that contributes towards global food security in the twenty-first century. The GFSAD30 products are derived through multi-sensor remote sensing data (e.g., Landsat, MODIS, AVHRR), secondary data, and field-plot data and aims at documenting cropland dynamics from 1990 to 2017. 

Spatial resolution 

Global coverage

30 m spatial resolution 

Temporal resolution

Years of observation: 1990 to 2017