USGS Land Use and Land Cover (LULC) Data
Entry ID: 1_250_LULC

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Summary
Abstract: The National Mapping Program, a component of the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS), produces and distributes land use and land cover maps and digitized data for the conterminous U.S. and Hawaii. Land use refers to the human activities that are directly related to the land. The interpretations are based on a land use and land cover system developed for use with remotely sensed data. The ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 48.0   S: 25.0   E: -67.0   W: -125.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: U.S. Geological Survey
Dataset Title: USGS Land Use and Land Cover (LULC) Data
Dataset Release Date: 1994
Dataset Release Place: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Data Presentation Form: Map
Online Resource: http://eros.usgs.gov/#/Find_Data/Products_and_Data_Available/Land_C...
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1981-04-28
Stop Date: 1992-03-04
Quality Initial source preparation involves the transfer of field survey information, photo classification detail, and associated line work to a base map for digitization. This may be done through stereo compilation or monoscopic transfer techniques. Adjacent maps are also checked to ensure continuity. The maps are digitized and the appropriate classification codes are assigned for processing through the Geographic Information Retrieval and Analysis System and checked for accuracy. All LULC data conform to the Universal Transverse Mercator projection.
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints There is no guarantee of warranty concerning the accuracy of these data. Users should be aware that temporal changes may have occurred since the data was collected and that some parts of these data may no longer represent actual surface conditions. Users should not use these data for critical applications without a full awareness of their limitations. Acknowledgement of the originating agencies would be appreciated in products derived from these data. Any user who modifies the data set is obligated to describe the types of modifications they perform. User specifically agrees not to misrepresent the data set, nor to imply that changes made were approved or endorsed by the U.S. Geological Survey. Please refer to http://www.usgs.gov/privacy.html for the USGS disclaimer.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://eros.usgs.gov/
Dataset ID: 1_250_LULC

Data Center Personnel
Name: EROS CENTER
Phone: 605-594-6151
Phone: 800-252-4547
Fax: 605-594-6589
Email: lta at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
LTA Customer Services
U.S. Geological Survey
EROS Center
47914 252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
Province or State: SD
Postal Code: 57198-0001
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: download
Distribution Size: 7.5 megabyte maximum uncompressed, 2.5 megabyte maximum compressed
Distribution Format: Native
Fees: $0
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 605-594-6151
Phone: 800-252-4547
Fax: 605-594-6589
Email: lta at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
LTA Customer Services
U.S. Geological Survey
EROS Center
47914 252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
Province or State: SD
Postal Code: 57198-0001
Country: USA
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Publications/References
U.S. Geological Survey (1990), Land use and land cover digital data from 1:250,000- and 1:100,000-scale maps--data users guide 4, U.S. Geological Survey, 33, Reston, Virginia

Anderson, J.R., Hardy, E.E., Roach, J.T., and Witmer, R.E. (1976), A land use and land cover classification system for use with remotely sensed data, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 964, 28
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-12-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-05-14
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