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USGS 2010 GAP Landcover

Metadata Updated: November 13, 2020

This dataset combines the work of several different projects to create a seamless data set for the contiguous United States. Data from four regional Gap Analysis Projects and the LANDFIRE project were combined to make this dataset. In the Northwestern United States (Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Washington and Wyoming) data in this map came from the Northwest Gap Analysis Project. In the Southwestern United States (Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah) data used in this map came from the Southwest Gap Analysis Project. The data for Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Virginia came from the Southeast Gap Analysis Project and the California data was generated by the updated California Gap land cover project. In areas of the county (central U.S., Northeast) that have not yet been covered by a regional Gap Analysis Project, data from the Landfire project was used. In 2009 Landfire data was combined by the Landscope project into one uniform coverage. This compiled data was the data pulled into this project. Similarities in the methods used by these projects made possible the combining of the data they derived into one seamless coverage. They all used multi-season satellite imagery (Landsat ETM+) from 1999-2001 in conjunction with digital elevation model (DEM) derived datasets (e.g. elevation, landform) to model natural and semi-natural vegetation. Vegetation classes were drawn from NatureServe's Ecological System Classification (Comer et al. 2003). Additionally, all of the projects included land use classes that were employed to describe areas where natural vegetation has been altered. In many areas of the country these classes were derived from the National Land Cover Dataset (NLCD). For the majority of classes and, in most areas of the country, a decision tree classifier was used to discriminate ecological system types. In some areas of the country, more manual techniques were used to discriminate small patch systems and systems not distinguishable through topography. Constraints: The data provide a coarse generalized abstraction of the geographic distribution of land cover circa 1998 for North Dakota. These data were produced for an intended application at the state and at the national scale by aggregation of the data with GAP analysis products from other states. These data may not be appropriate for local or large-scale analyses (>1:100,000 scale). Notification of the use of the data and acknowledgement of the U.S. Geological Survey would be appreciated in products derived from the use of the data. Not to be used for navigation, for informational purposes only. See full disclaimer for more information.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. Non-Federal: This dataset is covered by different Terms of Use than License: Creative Commons Attribution

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Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 13, 2020

Metadata Source

Harvested from North Dakota GIS Hub Data Portal Data.json

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 13, 2020
Publisher Game and Fish Department
Unique Identifier Unknown
Identifier 2ececaff-29ab-45a9-a4bf-aafe05ce298c
Data First Published 2016-01-26
Data Last Modified 2017-04-10
Category Biota, Agriculture
Public Access Level public
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Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash c62c6ef37c9b5a934046cda6fec3de7a7fb4328c
Source Schema Version 1.1
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Temporal 2010-06-22T05:00:00-04:00/2010-06-22T05:00:00-04:00

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