Land Use, Minnesota, 1969

One of the original Minnesota Land Management Information System (MLMIS) data sets created in the 1970's, this dataset describes the state's land use patterns in 1969. Nine land use/land cover classes, interpreted from high altitude air photos, are recorded for each 40-acre parcel in the state. These classes include: forested; cultivated; water; marsh; urban residential; extractive; pasture and open; urban non-residential or mixed residential; and transportation. MLMIS data sets were created by grid cell coding a value for each 40-acre parcel in the state. The file was later subdivided into 100-meter by 100-meter grid cells and spatially corrected to provide improved geographic reference. However, this processing step does not improve on the 40-acre resolution of the original data set.

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Last Updated September 26, 2015, 10:02
Created February 5, 2015, 09:01
dsAccessConst None
dsCurrentRef Land use/cover interpretation is based primarily on air photos. Photo dates: the state south of St. Cloud was flown in April 1968; the northern half of the state was flown in April 1969. Secondary source: Minnesota Department of Transportation County Highway Map Series (c.1968).
dsMetadataUrl ftp://ftp.gisdata.mn.gov/pub/gdrs/data/pub/us_mn_state_mngeo/biota_landcover_mlmis_1969/metadata/metadata.html
dsModifiedDate 2015-09-25 23:38:16
dsOriginator Minnesota Geospatial Information Office (MnGeo)
dsPurpose The data set was designed for use in regional and statewide planning, not for site-specific decision making.

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