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FIA Landcover County Estimates - 2016 (Feature Layer)

Metadata Updated: September 29, 2023

This feature class represents forest area estimates (and percent sampling error) by county for the year 2016. The data was generated from the Forest Inventory Analysis (FIA) using the EVALIDator web tool ( The areas were calculated within county limits using the US Census Bureau's county spatial data ( Features and attributes of the county layer were adapted to match attributes within the FIA database (FIADB) and features have been generalized by removing vertices to enhance performance. Future iterations of this dataset will be produced using refined methods and higher resolution spatial data. Metadata and Downloads

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

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Metadata Created Date November 3, 2022
Metadata Updated Date September 29, 2023

Metadata Source

Harvested from USDA JSON

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 3, 2022
Metadata Updated Date September 29, 2023
Publisher U.S. Forest Service
Data First Published 2019-03-04
Data Last Modified 2022-08-29
Category geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 005:96
Metadata Context
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
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Harvest Source Id d3fafa34-0cb9-48f1-ab1d-5b5fdc783806
Harvest Source Title USDA JSON
Homepage URL
Metadata Type geospatial
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Program Code 005:059
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 692d9312b16eddc75b926c4c7df2023809f7983e65fbb5c8a4f24b38cfebc1da
Source Schema Version 1.1
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