Page 3 of 4The latest land cover map of Apayao was captured through a satellite image in 2003. The satellite image has a resolution of 30 meters, hence small patches of land use could not be detected, particularly in determining built up areas. Half of Apayao's land area is still covered with forest with an estimated 277,142 hectares. Brushland and grassland combined make up almost 50 percent of the land. Agriculture makes up only 6.42 percent of the land and built up areas take up only 1.48 percent of the land. Figure 55 shows the 2003 land cover of Apayao.