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Land Cover Change – NLCD – 2001 to 2019

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Data Source:Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics Consortium
Update Fequency:None planned
Date Acquired:12/8/2021
Data Available:Yes
Metadata Available:Yes
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This data layer indicates the changes in the Land Cover component of the National Land Cover Database (NLCD) from 2001 to 2019. It was developed by the Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics Consortium, a partnership of multiple federal agencies. The data is based on imagery from the Landsat satellites and has a 30 meter resolution. The NLCD provides information on land cover and land cover change during the period from 2001 to 2019. Land cover data provides valuable information on the distribution of different types of vegetation, agricultural activities, water, and human development. The patterns of these distributions and the changes that can be tracked by comparing different time periods can provide guidance to natural resource managers and planners.

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