National Land Cover Database (NLCD) Land Cover Collection

Metadata Updated: September 12, 2017

The National Land Cover Database (NLCD) Land Cover Collection is produced through a cooperative project conducted by the Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics (MRLC) Consortium (www.mrlc.gov). The MRLC Consortium is a partnership of Federal agencies, consisting of the U.S. Geological Survey, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service, the U.S. Forest Service, the National Park Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, NASA, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. A primary goal of the MRLC Consortium is to generate current, consistent, and seamless national datasets of land cover, percent developed imperviousness, and percent tree canopy. NLCD 2001 land cover was created by partitioning the conterminous United States into 66 mapping zones, based on ecoregion and geographical characteristics, edge matching features, and the size requirement of Landsat mosaics. NLCD 2001 represents a seamless assembly of land cover for all 66 MRLC mapping zones. NLCD 2001 land cover was developed for all 50 states and Puerto Rico / U.S. Virgin Islands. NLCD 2006 land cover was created on a path/row basis and mosaicked to create a seamless national product. NLCD 2006 land cover was developed for the conterminous United States. NLCD 2011 land cover was created on a path/row basis and mosaicked to create a seamless national product. The data in NLCD 2011 are completely integrated with NLCD 2001 and NLCD 2006. As part of the NLCD 2011 project, the NLCD 2001 and 2006 land cover data products were revised and reissued to provide full compatibility with the new NLCD 2011 products. NLCD 2011 land cover was developed for the conterminous United States and Alaska. Questions about the NLCD Land Cover Collection can be directed to the NLCD land cover mapping team at USGS EROS, Sioux Falls, SD (605) 594-6151 or mrlc@usgs.gov.

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Metadata Date December 7, 2016
Metadata Created Date April 14, 2015
Metadata Updated Date September 12, 2017
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2015 (publication)
Frequency Of Update EVERY 5 YEARS

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Harvested from EROS NLCD NGDA Land Cover

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date December 7, 2016
Metadata Created Date April 14, 2015
Metadata Updated Date September 12, 2017
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2015 (publication)
Responsible Party U.S. Geological Survey (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Use Constraints: None, Access Constraints: None
Bbox East Long -65
Bbox North Lat 71.5
Bbox South Lat 17.625
Bbox West Long -179.1666667
Collection Metadata true
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update EVERY 5 YEARS
Graphic Preview Description Browse JPG image
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Graphic Preview Type JPEG
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Harvest Object Id a0dfe7ba-ae32-4d06-9dfa-578ca1f72f39
Harvest Source Id 91097ccd-977d-4ff9-acb5-c38b7c144414
Harvest Source Title EROS NLCD NGDA Land Cover
Licence Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the USGS, no warranty expressed or implied is made by the USGS regarding the use of the data on any other system, nor does the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. Data may have been compiled from various outside sources. Spatial information may not meet National Map Accuracy Standards. This information may be updated without notification. The USGS shall not be liable for any activity involving these data, installation, fitness of the data for a particular purpose, its use, or analyses results.
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress underDevelopment
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1992-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2011-01-01

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