I am trying to visualize the loss of forest cover for the year 2000-2012 with the Hansen database (http://earthenginepartners.appspot.com/science-2013-global-forest/download_v1.7.html).

However, after downloading the "yearloss" layer, I only see the data for 2000 and 2012.

See Image 1.

How can I visualize the annual loss?

  • By getting data which allows you to do so. This here doesn't seem to.
    – Erik
    Commented Jun 22, 2020 at 13:44
  • But the description of the layer is: Year of gross forest cover loss event (lossyear) Forest loss during the period 2000–2019, defined as a stand-replacement disturbance, or a change from a forest to non-forest state. Encoded as either 0 (no loss) or else a value in the range 1–12, representing loss detected primarily in the year 2001–2012, respectively.
    – Cris
    Commented Jun 22, 2020 at 14:09
  • Ah, there is a description hidden somewhere. Well, please re-read the last sentence of the description you posted.
    – Erik
    Commented Jun 22, 2020 at 14:12

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You have probably figured this out by now, but the way I did was:

Go to layer properties, then under symbology change render type to Paletted/Unique Values, and the press classify. Then changed transparancy of the 0 value to 0% so I can see the 1 - 20 values overlayed on a map.

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