Map Comparison data
Spatial data from Schulp et al., 2014. Uncertainties in ecosystem service maps: A comparison on the European scale. PloS ONE 9, e109643.
Safeguarding the benefits that ecosystems provide to society is increasingly included as a target in international policies. To support such policies, ecosystem service maps are made. However, there is little attention for the accuracy of these maps. We made a systematic review and quantitative comparison of ecosystem service maps on the European scale to generate insights in the uncertainty of ecosystem service maps and discuss the possibilities for quantitative validation.
This data package contains maps of the ecosystem services climate regulation, erosion protection, flood regulation, pollination, and recreation. For each service, a map of the average supply according to all analyzed maps is included, as well as a map of the uncertainty of the service. The data package contains a detailed read-me.