NATIONAL LAND COVER CHARACTERIZATION PROJECT

Project Description
The National Land Cover Characterization project was created in 1995 to support
the original Multi-Resolution Land Characterization (MRLC) initiative and
fulfill the requirement to develop a nationally consistent land cover data set
from MRLC data called National Land Cover Data 1992 (NLCD 92). This culminated
in the September 2000 completion of land-cover mapping using a modified
(Download Acrobat Reader) Anderson level II classification for the conterminous
United States.

Website: http://landcover.usgs.gov/nationallandcover.asp

[Summary provided by the USGS.]