A major goal of our research group is to develop an improved understanding of human land use activities at continental to global scales. Consequently, we have been developing maps and datasets describing contemporary and historical global land use practices. You may freely download our data sets here, for non-commercial use.
Note: please be mindful of reading the associated publications and understanding appropriate use cases for the data. Generally, these data sets are meant to be used for global scale analysis, so they are not intended to capture spatial patterns within any country.