The Interactive Map

By now, the interactive map may feel pretty intuitive. Still, there are some features that you may have missed that will help to improve your mapping:

  1. Toggling the basemap between the Map and Satellite imagery.
  2. Searching for specific locations.
  3. Zooming to a location either with the buttons or with your mouse.
  4. Adjusting the transparency of the RAP vegetation cover data.
  5. Excluding croplands, development, and water from both the map and future analysis.

The diagram below shows where you can make these adjustments.

Mapping options available in RAP: 1) Toggling basemap, 2) Searching for cities and other geographic areas, 3) Zooming in/out 4) Adjusting transparency of RAP data, 5) Excluding crop, development, and water landcover types.

After toggling the basemap to satellite imagery, adjusting the transparency, and removing croplands, developed land, and water, our map of the Loess Canyons from earlier now provides a better context for the landscape within which tree expansion has occurred.

Here is a link to this map of the Loess Canyons on

In the Loess Canyons increasing RAP data transparency, toggling to the Satellite imagery basemap, and turning off crop, development, and water landcover types helps to depict the landscape context within which conifer expansion has occurred.

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