The NLCD Mapping tool is updated!

The current version of the mapping tool now contains support for Erdas 2016 through 2018 as well as previous versions 8.7 through 2011.

NLCD Alaska 2011 products available

For Alaska, because of the short growing season and scarcity of cloud-free imagery, the extent of snow, ice, water and their associated change reflects the change between the year and season when the imagery was recorded. The differences in snow, ice, and water extent between 2001 and 2011 may not reflect true perennial changes, but may simply reflect seasonal change between the available imagery.

NLCD Shrubland products now available!

The USGS in collaboration with the Bureau of Land Management and other MRLC partners is producing additional NLCD products for Western U.S. shrubland areas. This suite of products is produced as nine components, with component values representing the proportion (fractional vegetation) of each 30 m pixel.

NLCD 2016 to be released in early 2019

NLCD 2016 is an ongoing land cover modeling production effort with NLCD scientists providing expertise in research and development, modeling, scripting, scene selection, cloud-masking, land cover mapping, and imperviousness mapping production.