NLCD 2011 Land Cover

This Minnesota NLCD layer is derived from the full NLCD dataset. The national raster is clipped and projected to UTM Zone 15N. It was reprocessed on July 6, 2018 to snap to the 2001 and 2006 NLCD also provided on the Commons. For the original dataset in Albers Equal Area Conic, refer to the NLCD webpage:<br/><br/>The National Land Cover Database products are created through a cooperative project conducted by the Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics (MRLC) Consortium. The MRLC Consortium is a partnership of federal agencies (, consisting of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), the National Park Service (NPS), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The success of NLCD over nearly two decades is credited to the continuing collaborative spirit of the agencies that make up the MRLC. NLCD 2011 is the most up-to-date iteration of the National Land Cover Database, the definitive Landsat-based, 30-meter resolution land cover database for the Nation. The data in NLCD 2011 are completely integrated with NLCD 2001 (2011 Edition) and NLCD 2006 (2011 Edition). For NLCD 2011, there are 5 primary data products:<br/>1) NLCD 2011 Land Cover;<br/>2) NLCD 2006/2011 Land Cover Change Pixels labeled with the 2011 land cover class;<br/>3) NLCD 2011 Percent Developed Imperviousness;<br/>4) NLCD 2006/2011 Percent Developed Imperviousness Change Pixels; and<br/>5) NLCD 2011 Tree Canopy Cover provided by an MRLC partner - the U.S.D.A. Forest Service Remote Sensing Applications Center.<br/><br/>In addition, ancillary metadata includes the NLCD 2011 Path/Row Index vector file showing the footprint of Landsat scenes and change analysis pairs used to derive 2006/2011 spectral change. All Landsat scene acquisition dates are included in the attribute table. Also, as part of the NLCD 2011 project, NLCD 2001 and 2006 land cover and impervious data products have been revised and reissued (2011 Edition) to provide full compatibility with the new NLCD 2011 products. NLCD Tree Canopy Cover was created using MRLC mapping zones from NLCD 2001. See Tree Canopy Cover metadata for additional detail:<br/><a href='' target=_blank>Tree Canopy README</a><br/><a href='' target=_blank>Tree Canopy Analytical Version</a><br/><a href='' target=_blank>Tree Canopy Cartographic Version</a><br/><a href='' target=_blank>Tree Canopy Cover Supplmental Metadata</a><br/><br/>All other NLCD 2011 products were created on a path/row basis and mosaicked to create a seamless national product. Questions about the NLCD 2011 products can be directed to the NLCD 2011 land cover mapping team at the USGS/EROS, Sioux Falls, SD (605) 594-6151 or

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Last Updated July 7, 2018, 10:02
Created October 24, 2014, 11:01
dsAccessConst None
dsCurrentRef Ground condition
dsModifiedDate 2018-07-07 03:01:18
dsOriginator U.S. Geological Survey
dsPurpose The goal of this project is to provide the Nation with complete, current and consistent public domain information on its land use and land cover.

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