# Mapping Changes¶

To visualize change information it is often useful to create maps of the date when a pixel changes or to map the total number of changes detected within a desired range of dates. These maps can be created using the yatsm changemap.

## Examples¶

For example, consider these mapping situations:

1. For each year from 2000 to 2010, create a map of the first change detected within the year:

for y1 in $(seq 2000 2010); do y2=$(expr $y1 + 1) yatsm changemap first$y1-01-01 $y2-01-01 change_$y1-\$y2.gtif
done

2. Create a map of the total number of changes, per pixel, for the 2000 to 2010 decade:

yatsm changemap num 2000-01-01 2010-01-01 changenumber_2000-2010.gtif


## Docs TODO¶

• Example images
• Explanation of --root, --result, and --image parameters