National Land Cover Database (NLCD)
National Land Cover Database 2011 (NLCD 2011)
National Land Cover Database 2011 (NLCD 2011) is the most recent national land cover product created by the Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics (MRLC) Consortium. NLCD 2011 provides - for the first time - the capability to assess wall-to-wall, spatially explicit, national land cover changes and trends across the United States from 2001 to 2011. As with two previous NLCD land cover products NLCD 2011 keeps the same 16-class land cover classification scheme that has been applied consistently across the United States at a spatial resolution of 30 meters. NLCD 2011 is based primarily on a decision-tree classification of circa 2011 Landsat satellite data.
Preferred NLCD 2011 citation: Homer, C.G., Dewitz, J.A., Yang, L., Jin, S., Danielson, P., Xian, G., Coulston, J., Herold, N.D., Wickham, J.D., and Megown, K., 2015, Completion of the 2011 National Land Cover Database for the conterminous United States-Representing a decade of land cover change information. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, v. 81, no. 5, p. 345-354
Preferred NLCD 2011 Percent Developed Imperviousness citation: Xian, G., Homer, C., Dewitz, J., Fry, J., Hossain, N., and Wickham, J., 2011. The change of impervious surface area between 2001 and 2006 in the conterminous United States. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, Vol. 77(8): 758-762.
Related Publications for NLCD 2011
Coulston, J. W., Jacobs, D. M., King, C. R., and Elmore, I. C. 2013. The influence of multi-season imagery on models of canopy cover: a case study. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing 79(5):469-477.
Coulston, J. W., Moisen, G. G., Wilson, B. T., Finco, M. V., Cohen, W. B., and Brewer, C. K. 2012. Modeling percent tree canopy cover: a pilot study. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing 78(7): 715-727.
Jin, S., Yang, L., Danielson, P., Homer, C., Fry, J., and Xian, G. 2013. A comprehensive change detection method for updating the National Land Cover Database to circa 2011. Remote Sensing of Environment, 132: 159 – 175.
Jin, S., Homer, C., Yang, L., Xian, G., Fry, J., Danielson, P., and Townsend, P. 2013. Automated cloud and shadow detection and filling using two-date Landsat imagery in the USA. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 34:5, 1540-1560.
Johnson, D., and Mueller, R. 2010. The 2009 cropland data layer. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing. 76(11):1201-1205.
Tipton, J., Moisen, G., Patterson, P., Jackson, T. A., and Coulston, J. 2012. Sampling intensity and normalizations: Exploring cost-driving factors in nationwide mapping of tree canopy cover. In: McWilliams, W., and Roesch, F. A., eds. 2012. Monitoring Across Borders: 2010 Joint Meeting of the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Symposium and the Southern Mensurationists. e-Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-157. Asheville, NC: US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station: 201-208.
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