Data

Find and download NLCD data as prepackaged data types and years. If you want to interactively view and choose your own download geography and data, go here (viewer).

 

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.  The database is designed to provide cyclical updates of United States land cover and associated changes. Systematically aligned over time, the database provides the ability to move beyond simple change detection to monitoring and trend assessments. The latest evolution of NLCD products continues to focus on consistency, production efficiency, and product accuracy. NLCD products are designed for widespread application in biology, climate, education, land management, hydrology, environmental planning, risk and disease analysis, telecommunications and visualization. (Read More)

NLCD 2011 Land Cover (CONUS)

CONUS | 2011

NLCD 2011 Land Cover (ALASKA)

Alaska | 2011

NOAA 2011 High Resolution Land Cover (HAWAII)

Islands & Territories | 2011

NLCD 2006 to 2011 Land Cover Change (CONUS)

CONUS | 2006, 2011

NLCD 2006 to 2011 Land Cover from to Change Index (CONUS)

CONUS | 2006, 2011

NLCD 2006 Land Cover (2011 Edition) (CONUS)

CONUS | 2006

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

Islands & Territories | 2005, 2011

NOAA 2005 Land Cover (HAWAII)

Islands & Territories | 2005

North American Land Change Monitoring System

North America | 2005

NLCD 2001 to 2011 Land Cover Change (CONUS)

CONUS | 2001, 2011

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

CONUS | 2001, 2011

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 to 2006 Land Cover Change (2011 Edition) (CONUS)

CONUS | 2001, 2006

NLCD 2001 to 2006 Land Cover from to Change Index (2011 Edition) (CONUS)

CONUS | 2001, 2006

NOAA 2001 to 2005 Land Cover Change (HAWAII)

Islands & Territories | 2001, 2005

NLCD 2001 Land Cover (2011 Edition) (CONUS)

CONUS | 2001

NLCD 2001 Land Cover (ALASKA)

Alaska | 2001

NLCD 2001 Expanded Wetland Cover Types (ALASKA)

Alaska | 2001

NLCD 2001 Shadow Mask (ALASKA)

Alaska | 2001

NLCD2001 Land cover (PUERTO RICO)

Islands & Territories | 2001

NLCD 2001 Land Cover (HAWAII)

Islands & Territories | 2001

Urban Imperviousness

A wide range of urban ecosystem studies, including urban hydrology, urban climate, land use planning and resource management require current and accurate geospatial data of urban impervious surfaces.  NLCD imperviousness products represent urban impervious surfaces as a continuous variable and were mapped using a regression tree model. (Read More)

NLCD 2011 Percent Developed Imperviousness (CONUS)

CONUS | 2011

NLCD 2011 Percent Developed Imperviousness Zone 8 (ALASKA)

Alaska | 2011

NLCD 2006 to 2011 Percent Developed Imperviousness Change (CONUS)

CONUS | 2006, 2011

NLCD 2006 Percent Developed Imperviousness (2011 Edition) (CONUS)

CONUS | 2006, 2011

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

Alaska | 2001, 2011

NLCD 2001 to 2006 Percent Developed Imperviousness Change (2011 Edition) (CONUS)

CONUS | 2001, 2006

NLCD 2001 Percent Developed Imperviousness (2011 Edition) (CONUS)

CONUS | 2001

NLCD 2001 Percent Developed Impervious Zone 8 (ALASKA)

Alaska | 2001

NLCD 2001 Percent Developed Impervious (HAWAII)

Islands & Territories | 2001

NLCD2001 Impervious (PUERTO RICO)

Islands & Territories | 2001

Canopy

NLCD percent tree canopy is a 30 m raster geospatial dataset covering 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. The USFS derives canopy cover from both the spectral information in Landsat imagery, and other available ground and ancillary information. (Read More)

NLCD 2011 USFS Tree Canopy analytical (CONUS)

CONUS | 2011

NLCD 2011 USFS Tree Canopy cartographic (CONUS)

CONUS | 2011

NLCD 2011 USFS Tree Canopy analytical (ALASKA)

Alaska | 2011

NLCD 2011 USFS Tree Canopy cartographic (ALASKA)

Alaska | 2011

NLCD 2011 USFS Tree Canopy analytical (PUERTO RICO)

Islands & Territories | 2011

NLCD 2011 USFS Tree Canopy analytical (HAWAII)

Islands & Territories | 2011

NLCD 2011 USFS Tree Canopy cartographic (HAWAII)

Islands & Territories | 2011

NLCD 2011 USFS Tree Canopy cartographic (PUERTO RICO)

Islands & Territories | 2011

Shrubland

Component products are designed to be used individually or combined together to support a broad variety of applications. Provisional shrubland products are now available for download. (Read More)

Columbia Plateau / Blue Mountains

CONUS | 2016

Sonoran / Chihuahuan

CONUS | 2016

Wyoming / Montana / Black Hills

CONUS | 2015

Great Basin

CONUS | 2014