Mapping ecosystem services can show supply, demand, trends and other aspects relating to ecosystem services. There are various techniques for making maps. Several mapping themes are described in this method brief. Manuals, guidelines, and databases are proposed which offer different kinds of guidance on this topic.
Maps are useful for analysing, interpreting and communicating ecosystem service data. They can show diverse aspects (where are services supplied/used) and show connections with land use, or exposure to threats.