Land Use/Cover, Agricultural and Transition Areas, Minnesota, 1990

This data set provided an update to Minnesota's 1969 land use inventory. Land uses were interpreted using U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Wetlands Inventory (NWI) field maps, USDA-Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS) low altitude 35-mm aerial photography, and Landsat satellite imagery. A 17-category classification scheme based on the Anderson Classification was designed for the project.<br/><br/>The project was funded in 1989 by the Minnesota State Legislature on the recommendation of the Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCMR) in cooperation with the Red River Watershed Management Board. Interpretation and coding of land use were done by The International Coalition for Land and Water Stewardship in the Red River Basin.

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dsAccessConst None
dsCurrentRef Ground conditions on 1988, 1989, or 1990 USDA-ASCS aerial photography.
dsModifiedDate 2022-04-19 00:07:30
dsOriginator The International Coalition for Land and Water Stewardship in the Red River Basin
dsPurpose The Land Use/Cover project was undertaken with three principal purposes in mind:

1. Provide detailed and up-to-date land use and land cover information for state resource management and planning projects, local water and watershed planning, and local comprehensive planning projects.

2. Update the 1969 land use/land cover map to make it possible to analyze changes in land use over the intervening 20 years:

3. Use the updated and more detailed land use/land cover variable as a unifying component for a new, much more refined and detailed state data base.
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