Minnesota Land Use and Cover: 1990s Census of the Land (8 category statewide)

This data set integrates six different source data sets to provide a generalized overall view of Minnesota's land use/cover. The six source data sets covered different parts of the state, were in differing formats, and used different legend classifications. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources developed a generalized 8-category legend and translated each source data set's original detailed classification into the 8-category system. They also standardized the data to 30 meter grid cells. The data set was used to produce a 43 inch by 50 inch wall map of the same title (out-of-print).

Additional Info

Field Value
dsAccessConst Only the 8-class legend attributes are distributed for this data set. For the more detailed legends, users need to obtain the original data sets (see Associated Data Sets element).
dsCurrentRef The dates for the source data sets range between 1987 - 1996.

1. Agricultural and Transition Areas: Approximately 1989 - 1991
2. Forested Areas: 1991 - 1996
3. Metropolitan Counties: Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) imagery 1991 (all classes in original data set were used); Generalized Land Use from the Metropolitan Council 1990 (only the farmstead class from the original data was used)
4. Beltrami and Clearwater Counties: 1987
5. Olmsted County: 1992
6. Camp Ripley 1992 and 1996; Beltrami Island State Forest 1993 and 1996
dsMetadataUrl https://resources.gisdata.mn.gov/pub/gdrs/data/pub/us_mn_state_dnr/biota_landcover_census_of_90s/metadata/metadata.html
dsModifiedDate 2022-09-01 02:19:49
dsOriginator Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
dsPurpose The original purpose of the data set was to create a wall map showing a statewide view of Minnesota land use, "Minnesota Land Use and Cover - 1990 Census of the Land". The data set can also be used for general statewide analysis. For studies at the regional, county or more local level, users are encouraged to go back to the original data sets which contain more spatial and attribute detail.

The wall map was produced by the Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC), the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the Science Museum of Minnesota and the University of Minnesota's Center for Urban and Regional Affairs. Funding was provided by the Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources and the AMC.
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