USGS National Land Cover Dataset (NLCD) Downloadable Data Collection

Metadata Updated: November 23, 2017

NLCD 1992, NLCD 2001, NLCD 2006, and NLCD 2011 are National Land Cover Database classification schemes based primarily on Landsat data along with ancillary data sources, such as topography, census and agricultural statistics, soil characteristics, wetlands, and other land cover maps. NLCD 1992 is a 21-class land cover classification scheme that has been applied consistently across the conterminous U.S. at a spatial resolution of 30 meters. NLCD 2001 is a 16-class land cover classification scheme that also has been applied to the conterminous U.S. at a spatial resolution of 30 meters, and includes Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. NLCD 2006 quantifies land cover change for the conterminous U.S. between the years 2001 to 2006. Generation of NLCD 2006 helped identify and correct issues in the NLCD 2001 land cover and impervious surface products only, and no changes were made to the NLCD 2001 canopy product. For additional information, go to http://www.mrlc.gov/. See https://viewer.nationalmap.gov/help for assistance with The National Map viewer, services, or metadata.

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Metadata Date December 7, 2016
Metadata Created Date April 13, 2015
Metadata Updated Date November 23, 2017
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2014 (publication)
Frequency Of Update EVERY 5 YEARS

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date December 7, 2016
Metadata Created Date April 13, 2015
Metadata Updated Date November 23, 2017
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2014 (publication)
Responsible Party U.S. Geological Survey (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Use Constraints: None, Access Constraints: None
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Frequency Of Update EVERY 5 YEARS
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Harvest Object Id 22e202ef-2524-45d1-b7b4-9a32a1de2801
Harvest Source Id db4ddb48-c074-4d1a-a37c-338d871cb1a6
Harvest Source Title USGS National Land Cover Database (NLCD) Downloadable Data Collection
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.
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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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