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Cropland Data Layer

Metadata Updated: February 2, 2023

The geospatial data product called the Cropland Data Layer (CDL) is hosted on CroplandCROS ( The CDL is a raster, geo-referenced, crop-specific land cover data layer created annually for the continental United States using moderate resolution satellite imagery and extensive agricultural ground reference.

Access & Use Information

Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: Creative Commons CCZero

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Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date February 2, 2023
Data Update Frequency R/P1Y

Metadata Source

Harvested from USDA JSON

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date February 2, 2023
Publisher National Agricultural Statistics Service, Department of Agriculture
Identifier USDA-NASS-00004
Data First Published 2023-01-30
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2023-01-11
Rights true
Category geospatial
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency R/P1Y
Bureau Code 015:11
Metadata Context
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
Data Quality True
Data Dictionary
Data Dictionary Type text/html
Harvest Object Id 5f5216f0-14af-4bd0-8ac1-2d9c96c76617
Harvest Source Id d3fafa34-0cb9-48f1-ab1d-5b5fdc783806
Harvest Source Title USDA JSON
Homepage URL
Metadata Type geospatial
Program Code 015:001
Related Documents
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 4ed2e554b770200b3468e1dbaa992a087c5f220c
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial Continental United States

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