CropScape - Cropland Data Layer

Metadata Updated: April 7, 2017

The geospatial data product called the Cropland Data Layer (CDL) is hosted on CropScape ( 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 truth.

Access & Use Information

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

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Metadata Created Date May 17, 2014
Metadata Updated Date April 7, 2017
Data Update Frequency R/P1Y

Metadata Source

Harvested from USDA JSON

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date May 17, 2014
Metadata Updated Date April 7, 2017
Publisher National Agricultural Statistics Service, Department of Agriculture
Unique Identifier USDA-NASS-00004
Spatial Analysis Research Section
Maintainer Email
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency R/P1Y
Bureau Code 005:15
Metadata Context
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
Data Quality True
Data Dictionary
Data Dictionary Type text/html
Harvest Object Id a96f1256-a925-483a-a6ed-8da69dfc804a
Harvest Source Id 50ca39af-9ddb-466d-8cf3-84d67a204346
Harvest Source Title USDA JSON
Homepage URL
Metadata Type geospatial
Data Last Modified 2017-02-06
Program Code 005:042
Related Documents
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 7ae484b0c1c234e078ca60f013c59108c21c29bc
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial United States
Category Geospatial, National Geospatial Data Asset, Land Use Land Cover Theme

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