Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP) Regional Land Cover Data and Change Data

Metadata Updated: December 14, 2020

The NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP) produces national standardized land cover and change products for the coastal regions of the U.S. C-CAP products inventory coastal intertidal areas, wetlands, and adjacent uplands with the goal of monitoring changes in these habitats, on a one-to-five year repeat cycle. The timeframe for this metadata is reported as 1985 - 2010-Era, but the actual dates of the Landsat imagery used to create the land cover may have been acquired a few years before or after each era. These maps are developed utilizing Landsat Thematic Mapper imagery, and can be used to track changes in the landscape through time. This trend information gives important feedback to managers on the success or failure of management policies and programs and aid in developing a scientific understanding of the Earth system and its response to natural and human-induced changes. This understanding allows for the prediction of impacts due to these changes and the assessment of their cumulative effects, helping coastal resource managers make more informed regional decisions. NOAA C-CAP is a contributing member to the Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics consortium and C-CAP products are included as the coastal expression of land cover within the National Land Cover Database.

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Metadata Date December 10, 2020
Metadata Created Date October 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 14, 2020
Reference Date(s) May 21, 2013 (publication)
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Metadata Source

Harvested from NOS OCM

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date December 10, 2020
Metadata Created Date October 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 14, 2020
Reference Date(s) May 21, 2013 (publication)
Responsible Party NOAA Office for Coastal Management (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Cite As: Office for Coastal Management, [Date of Access]: Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP) Regional Land Cover Data and Change Data [Data Date Range], https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/48233., Access Constraints: None | Use Constraints: Data set is not for use in litigation. While efforts have been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable, NOAA, cannot assume liability for any damages, or misrepresentations, caused by any inaccuracies in the data. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. | Distribution Liability: Users must assume responsibility to determine the appropriate use of these data. DATA SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR LEGALLY BINDING APPLICATIONS.
Bbox East Long -66.01
Bbox North Lat 51.07
Bbox South Lat 22.6
Bbox West Long -129.64
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:48233
Harvest Object Id 0790eccb-bb90-40f1-ae54-13d96c1932a5
Harvest Source Id 588f5ff5-2258-4332-b93c-944697ea6ddf
Harvest Source Title NOS OCM
Licence NOAA provides no warranty, nor accepts any liability occurring from any incomplete, incorrect, or misleading data, or from any incorrect, incomplete, or misleading use of the data. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether or not the data is suitable for the intended purpose.
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress underDevelopment
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1985
Temporal Extent End 2011

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