CropScape - Cropland Data Layer

Metadata Updated: February 18, 2015

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) releases the annual Cropland Data Layer (CDL) via the NASS CropScape geospatial portal . The CDL product depicts agricultural land cover over the Continental United States at 30 meters resolution. CropScape includes historical data dating back to 1997 for some locales. The CDL is an annual raster, geo-referenced, crop-specific land cover data layer produced using satellite imagery and extensive agricultural ground truth collected during the current growing season. The strength and emphasis of CropScape and the CDL is agricultural land cover. Please note that no farmer reported data are derivable from CropScape or the Cropland Data Layer. Please reference CropScape ( or the official CDL website ( for a list of the available states and years of data and the individual metadata files that contain the technical details. NASS developed both the CropScape and VegScape web services in cooperation with the Center for Spatial Information Science and Systems, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.

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Metadata Date February 2, 2015
Metadata Created Date February 18, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 18, 2015
Reference Date(s) February 2, 2015 (publication)
Frequency Of Update annually

Metadata Source

Harvested from CropScape

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date February 2, 2015
Metadata Created Date February 18, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 18, 2015
Reference Date(s) February 2, 2015 (publication)
Responsible Party USDA, NASS, Spatial Analysis Research Section (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Use Constraints: The USDA, NASS Cropland Data Layer and the data offered on the CropScape website is provided to the public as is and is considered public domain and free to redistribute. The USDA, NASS does not warrant any conclusions drawn from these data., Access Constraints: none
Bbox East Long -74.1585
Bbox North Lat 47.9580
Bbox South Lat 23.1496
Bbox West Long -127.8873
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update annually
Harvest Object Id 98180e0c-9043-41c5-8369-903ce9666b80
Harvest Source Id b98ff6db-7314-4579-b7c9-6abfe395f086
Harvest Source Title CropScape
Licence Disclaimer: Users of the CropScape and the Cropland Data Layer (CDL) are solely responsible for interpretations made from these products. The CDL is provided 'as is' and the USDA, NASS does not warrant results you may obtain using the Cropland Data Layer. Contact our staff at ( if technical questions arise in the use of the CDL. NASS does maintain a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) section on the CDL website at <>.
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True

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