NLCD 2016 Design and Methodology Paper Published

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.