MRLC News

NLCD 2016 Shrubland fractional components now available!

Published May 15, 2019

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

Now Available

Published May 10, 2019

The NLCD 2016 suite of Conterminous U.S. (CONUS) land cover and impervious products have now been released. This release includes seven epochs of land cover (2001, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2013, and 2016), a 2001 – 2016 land cover change index, and eight urban imperviousness datasets - a percent imperviousness and classified imperviousness for 2001, 2006, 2011, and 2016. The NLCD 2016 products for trees, shrubs, and grasses will be released in the coming weeks.

The NLCD Mapping tool is updated!

Published Nov 14, 2018

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 2016 Design and Methodology Paper recently published and now available

Published Feb 28, 2018

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in partnership with several federal agencies, has developed and released four National Land Cover Database (NLCD) products over the past two decades: NLCD 1992, 2001, 2006, and 2011. These products provide spatially explicit and reliable information on the Nation’s land cover and land cover change.

NLCD Shrubland products now available!

Published Feb 26, 2018

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

Published Feb 23, 2018

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.