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Cropland Data Layer

Metadata Updated: February 1, 2024

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Cropland Data Layer (CDL) is an annual raster, geo-referenced, crop-specific land cover data layer produced using satellite imagery and extensive agricultural ground reference data. The program began in 1997 with limited coverage and in 2008 forward expanded coverage to the entire Continental United States. Please note that no farmer reported data are derivable from the Cropland Data Layer.

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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 1, 2024
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 1, 2024
Publisher National Agricultural Statistics Service, Department of Agriculture
Identifier USDA-NASS-00004
Data First Published 2024-01-31
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2024-01-22
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Category geospatial
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency R/P1Y
Bureau Code 015:11
Metadata Context
Schema Version
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Data Quality True
Data Dictionary
Data Dictionary Type text/html
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Harvest Source Id d3fafa34-0cb9-48f1-ab1d-5b5fdc783806
Harvest Source Title USDA JSON
Homepage URL
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial Continental United States
Program Code 015:001
Related Documents
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Source Hash 21341a20fb1b6f149697d88401a23833504049491a7c3a9df4fbf970fd122bbf
Source Schema Version 1.1

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