USGS Land Cover Trends Project

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Abstract: The focus of the Land Cover Trends project is to document within a geographic framework (ecoregions), the rates, causes, and consequences of land use and land cover change for the conterminous United States for the 1972-2000 period. The Environmental Protection Agency collaborates with the USGS in this research. A scientific understanding of the rates of change, the driving forces of change, and ... View entire text
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Description: The USGS National Map Viewer which provide easy access to geospatial
information. The viewer is a Web-enabled portal to all of the geospatial
information contained in The National Map. This portal not only supports
on-line access to the geospatial information, but also allows the download of
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 76.63   S: 13.71   E: -61.48   W: -177.1

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: USGS, EPA
Dataset Title: USGS Land Cover Trends Project
Dataset Publisher: USGS
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1972-01-01
Stop Date: 2000-12-31
LANDSAT Ancillary Description
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be aware that temporal changes may have occurred since the data was collected and that some parts of these data may no longer represent actual surface conditions.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 for the USGS disclaimer.
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Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: 605-594-6151, 800-252-4547
Fax: 605-594-6589
Email: lta at
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47914 252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
Province or State: SD
Postal Code: 57198-0001
Country: USA
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
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Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-07-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-06-03
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