Data

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Land Cover

The National Land Cover Database (NLCD) provides nationwide data on land cover and land cover change at a 30m resolution with a 16-class legend based on a modified Anderson Level II classification system. NLCD 2016 represents the latest evolution of NLCD land cover products focused on providing innovative land cover and land cover change data for the Nation. NLCD 2016 offers 7 integrated epochs of land cover for years 2001, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2013, and 2016. Developed classes in these years are directly derived from and updated following the impervious surface cycle. These products update all previously released versions of landcover products for CONUS (NLCD 2001, NLCD 2006, NLCD 2011). New for NLCD 2016 is the NLCD Land Cover Change Index. The NLCD Land Cover change index provides a simple and comprehensive way to visualize change from all 7 dates of land cover in a single layer. The change index was designed to assist NLCD users to understand complex land cover change with a single product. NLCD 2016 does not yet contain updated products for Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. (Read More)

NLCD Land Cover Change Index (CONUS)

CONUS | 2016, 2013, 2011, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2001

NLCD Land Cover (CONUS) All Years

CONUS | 2016, 2013, 2011, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2001

NOAA 2011 High Resolution Land Cover (HAWAII)

Islands & Territories | 2011

North American Land Change Monitoring System

North America | 2010

NOAA 2005 to 2011 High Resolution Land Cover Change (HAWAII)

Islands & Territories | 2005, 2011

NOAA 2005 Land Cover (HAWAII)

Islands & Territories | 2005

NLCD 2001 to 2011 Land Cover Change (ALASKA)

Alaska | 2001, 2011

NLCD 2001 to 2011 Land Cover from to Change Index (ALASKA)

Alaska | 2001, 2011

NLCD 2001 Expanded Wetland Cover Types (ALASKA)

Alaska | 2001

NLCD 2001 Shadow Mask (ALASKA)

Alaska | 2001

NOAA 2001 to 2005 Land Cover Change (HAWAII)

Islands & Territories | 2001, 2005

NLCD 2001 Land Cover (PUERTO RICO)

Islands & Territories | 2001

NLCD 2001 Land Cover (HAWAII)

Islands & Territories | 2001

Urban Imperviousness

NLCD imperviousness products represent urban impervious surfaces as a percentage of developed surface over every 30-meter pixel in the United States. NLCD 2016 updates all previously released versions of impervious products for CONUS (NLCD 2001, NLCD 2006, NLCD 2011) along with a new date of impervious surface for 2016. New for NLCD 2016 is an impervious surface descriptor layer. This descriptor layer identifies types of roads, core urban areas, and energy production sites for each impervious pixel to allow deeper analysis of developed features. No new imperviousness products for Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico are available from NLCD 2016. (Read More)

NLCD Imperviousness (CONUS) All Years

CONUS | 2016, 2011, 2006, 2001

NLCD 2016 Percent Developed Imperviousness (CONUS)

CONUS | 2016

NLCD 2016 Developed Imperviousness Descriptor (CONUS)

CONUS | 2016

NLCD 2011 Percent Developed Imperviousness (CONUS)

CONUS | 2011

NLCD 2011 Percent Developed Imperviousness Zone 8 (ALASKA)

Alaska | 2011

NLCD 2011 Developed Imperviousness Descriptor (CONUS)

CONUS | 2011

NLCD 2006 Percent Developed Imperviousness (CONUS)

CONUS | 2006

NLCD 2006 Developed Imperviousness Descriptor (CONUS)

CONUS | 2006

NLCD 2001 Percent Developed Imperviousness (CONUS)

CONUS | 2001

NLCD 2001 Developed Imperviousness Descriptor (CONUS)

CONUS | 2001

NLCD 2001 to 2011 Percent Developed Imperviousness Change Zone 8 (ALASKA)

Alaska | 2001, 2011

NLCD 2001 Percent Developed Impervious Zone 8 (ALASKA)

Alaska | 2001

NLCD 2001 Percent Developed Impervious (HAWAII)

Islands & Territories | 2001

NLCD 2001 Percent Developed Imperviousness (PUERTO RICO)

Islands & Territories | 2001

Tree Canopy

NLCD tree canopy cover is a 30 m raster geospatial dataset that is available for the conterminous United States, coastal Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. These data contain percent tree canopy estimates, as a continuous variable, for each pixel across all land covers and types and are generated by the United States Forest Service (USFS). The USFS derives tree canopy cover from multi-spectral Landsat imagery and other available ground and ancillary information. 2011 and 2016 Forest canopy products are available for the Continental United States. 2011 products are available for Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico with 2016 products for these areas currently in production. (Read More)

NLCD 2016 USFS Tree Canopy Cover (CONUS)

CONUS | 2016

NLCD USFS Tree Canopy Change Index (CONUS)

CONUS | 2011, 2016

NLCD 2011 USFS Tree Canopy Cover (ALASKA)

Alaska | 2011

NLCD 2011 USFS Tree Canopy Cover (CONUS)

CONUS | 2011

NLCD 2011 USFS Tree Canopy Cover (HAWAII)

Islands & Territories | 2011

NLCD 2011 USFS Tree Canopy Cover (PUERTO RICO)

Islands & Territories | 2011

Shrubland

NLCD 2016 Shrub Component products characterize the percentage of each 30-meter pixel in the Western United States covered by shrub, herbaceous, bare ground, litter, sagebrush, big sagebrush and annual herbaceous, along with estimating shrub height and sagebrush height. These products have been produced by USGS in collaboration with the Bureau of Land Management. Component products are designed to be used individually or combined together to support a broad variety of applications. (Read More)

USGS 2016 All Shrubland Fractional Components

CONUS | 2016

USGS 2016 Bare Ground Shrubland Fractional Component

CONUS | 2016

USGS 2016 Big Sagebrush Shrubland Fractional Component

CONUS | 2016

USGS 2016 Annual Herbaceous Shrubland Fractional Component

CONUS | 2016

USGS 2016 Herbaceous Shrubland Fractional Component

CONUS | 2016

USGS 2016 Litter Shrubland Fractional Component

CONUS | 2016

USGS 2016 Sagebrush Shrubland Fractional Component

CONUS | 2016

USGS 2016 Sagebrush Height Shrubland Fractional Component

CONUS | 2016

USGS 2016 Shrub Shrubland Fractional Component

CONUS | 2016

USGS 2016 Shrub Height Shrubland Fractional Component

CONUS | 2016