MapBiomas data is public, open and free by simply referring the source following the format below.

"MapBiomas Alert Project - Validation and Refinement System for Deforestation Alerts with High-Resolution Images: [LINK] accessed on [date]"

"MapBiomas Project - is a multi-institutional initiative to map land cover and use change from automatic classification cloud processing applied to satellite imagery. The complete project description can be found at

In the case of scientific publications using MapBiomas data, in addition to the source citation according to the guidelines above, it is recommended to contact the MapBiomas team to see if there is already a publication in progress on the proposed topic. If there is a specific biome/theme, it is also recommended to contact the team of the biome/theme.