Land-Cover and Imperviousness Data for Regional Areas near Denver, Colorado; Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas; and Milwaukee-Green Bay, Wisconsin - 2001Entry ID: USGS_DS_2006_221
Abstract: This report describes the processing and results of land-cover and impervious
surface derivation for parts of three metropolitan areas being studied as part
of the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) National Water-Quality Assessment
(NAWQA) Program Effects of Urbanization on Stream Ecosystems (EUSE). The data
were derived primarily from Landsat-7 Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+)
satellite imagery ... from the period 1999-2002, and are provided as 30-meter
resolution raster datasets. Data were produced to a standard consistent with
data being produced as part of the USGS National Land Cover Database 2001
(NLCD01) Program, and were derived in cooperation with, and assistance from,
NLCD01 personnel. The data were intended as surrogates for NLCD01 data because
of the EUSE Program's time-critical need for updated land-cover for parts of
the United States that would not be available in time from the NLCD01 Program.
Six datasets are described in this report: separate land-cover (15-class
categorical data) and imperviousness (0-100 percent continuous data) raster
datasets for parts of the general Denver, Colorado area (South Platte River
Basin), Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area (Trinity River Basin), and
Milwaukee-Green Bay, Wisconsin area (Western Lake Michigan Drainages).
[Summary provided by the USGS.]
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: James Falcone and Daniel Pearson
Dataset Title: Land-Cover and Imperviousness Data for Regional Areas near Denver, Colorado; Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas; and Milwaukee-Green Bay, Wisconsin - 2001
Dataset Series Name: USGS Data Series
Dataset Release Date: 2006
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological SurveyOnline Resource: http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2006/221/
Start Date: 1999-01-01Stop Date: 2002-12-31
Latitude Resolution: 30 m
Longitude Resolution: 30 m
Horizontal Resolution Range: 30 meters - < 100 meters
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > HABITAT CONVERSION/FRAGMENTATION > URBANIZATION/URBAN SPRAWL
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT > LAND MANAGEMENT > LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > SURFACE WATER FEATURES > RIVERS/STREAMS
LAND SURFACE > LAND USE/LAND COVER
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > INFRARED WAVELENGTHS > INFRARED IMAGERY
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS > VISIBLE IMAGERY
ISO Topic Category
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: Online
Distribution Format: Arc Grid
Fees: No fees
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-01-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18