Mapping is a useful tool to illustrate the spatial mismatch between ecosystem services (ES) supply and demand. Maps are useful for communication with stakeholders and to support decision-making. An indicator is selected per ecosystem service. Models or other quantification methods generate the values for this indicator, which are displayed on the maps (Crossman et al. 2013).


Crossman, N. D., Burkhard, B., Nedkov, S., Willemen, L., Petz, K., Palomo, I., Drakou, E. G., Martín-Lopez, B., McPhearson, T., Boyanova, K., Alkemade, R., Egoh, B., Dunbar, M. B., Maes, J. (2013). A blueprint for mapping and modelling ecosystem services. Ecosystem Services. 4, 4-14. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoser.2013.02.001