Data

Use the interface below to filter and download available NLCD products. Click (here) for NLCD Science Research Products which offer more comprehensive delineation of shrub and grass classes and information about change disturbance. For access to dynamic MRLC viewer applications and tools, click (here).

 

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 2019 represents the latest evolution of NLCD land cover products focused on providing innovative land cover and land cover change data for the Nation. NLCD 2019 offers 8 integrated epochs of land cover for years 2001, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2013, 2016, and 2019. Developed classes in these years are directly derived from percent developed impervious surface and include a descriptor label that identifies the type of each impervious surface pixel. The NLCD Land Cover change index combines information from all years of land cover change and provides a simple and comprehensive way to visualize change from all 8 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 2019 does not yet contain updated products for Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. (Read More)

NLCD Land Cover Change Index (CONUS)

CONUS | 2019, 2016, 2013, 2011, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2001

NLCD Land Cover (CONUS) All Years

CONUS | 2019, 2016, 2013, 2011, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2001

NLCD 2016 Land Cover (ALASKA)

Alaska | 2016

NLCD 2011 from-to 2016 Land Cover Change Pixels (ALASKA)

Alaska | 2011, 2016

NLCD 2011 to 2016 Land Cover Change (ALASKA)

Alaska | 2011, 2016

NOAA 2005 Land Cover (HAWAII)

Islands & Territories | 2005

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

Islands & Territories | 2005, 2011

NOAA 2001 to 2005 Land Cover Change (HAWAII)

Islands & Territories | 2001, 2005

NLCD 2001 to 2016 Land Cover Change (ALASKA)

Alaska | 2001, 2016

NLCD 2001 from-to 2016 Land Cover Change Pixels (ALASKA)

Alaska | 2001, 2016

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 2019 updates all previously released versions of impervious products for CONUS and provides integrated analysis for all Land Cover dates. It also includes a matching impervious surface descriptor layer. This descriptor layer identifies types of roads, wind tower sites, building locations, and energy production sites to allow a deeper analysis of developed features. No new imperviousness products for Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico are available from NLCD 2019. (Read More)

NLCD Imperviousness (CONUS) All Years

CONUS | 2019, 2016, 2013, 2011, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2001

NLCD 2016 Percent Developed Imperviousness (CONUS)

CONUS | 2016

NLCD 2016 Developed Imperviousness Descriptor (CONUS)

CONUS | 2016

NLCD 2016 Percent Developed Imperviousness Zone 8 (ALASKA)

Alaska | 2016

NLCD 2016 Developed Urban Descriptor (ALASKA)

Alaska | 2016

NLCD 2016 Developed Impervious Descriptor Zone 8 (ALASKA)

Alaska | 2016

NLCD 2011 to 2016 Developed Imperviousness Zone 8 Change (ALASKA)

Alaska | 2011, 2016

NLCD 2001 to 2016 Developed Imperviousness Zone 8 Change (ALASKA)

Alaska | 2001, 2016

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, coastal Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. (Read More)

NLCD 2016 USFS Tree Canopy Cover (ALASKA)

Alaska | 2016

NLCD 2016 USFS Tree Canopy Cover (CONUS)

CONUS | 2016

NLCD 2016 USFS Tree Canopy Cover (PUERTO RICO)

Islands & Territories | 2016

NLCD 2016 USFS Tree Canopy Cover (HAWAII)

Islands & Territories | 2016

NLCD USFS Tree Canopy Change (CONUS)

CONUS | 2011, 2016

NLCD USFS Tree Canopy Change (PUERTO RICO)

Islands & Territories | 2011, 2016

NLCD USFS Tree Canopy Change (HAWAII)

Islands & Territories | 2011, 2016

NLCD USFS Tree Canopy Change (ALASKA)

Alaska | 2011, 2016