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Massachusetts Land Cover 1997 Analysis for June 23, 1997
Entry ID: Massachusetts_Land_Cover_1997_Analysis

Abstract: This data set consists of three Landsat Thematic Mapper scenes which
were analyzed according to the Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP) protocol
to determine land cover and a subsequent change detection. The data were field
validated to produce a land cover inventory for Massachusetts. If you wish to
create an attribute table to identify the different land cover classifications,
an easy reference table is available under the PROCESS DESCRIPTION section.

Purpose: To improve the understanding of coastal uplands and wetlands, and
their linkages with the distribution, abundance, and health of living marine

Direct Spatial Reference: Raster

Grid Coordinate System Name: Universal Transverse Mercator
UTM Zone Number: 19
Scale Factor at Central Meridian: 1
Longitude of ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 42.74   S: 40.8   E: -69.97   W: -72.82

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NOAA Coastal Services Center/Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP).
Dataset Title: Massachusetts Land Cover 1997 Analysis for June 23, 1997
Dataset Release Date: 2001-06-05
Dataset Release Place: NOAA Coastal Services Center, Charleston, SC
Dataset Publisher: NOAA Coastal Services Center
Data Presentation Form: Map
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1991-06-07
Stop Date: 1998-06-10
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: A team of field investigators participated in data
verification exercises on December 1999 , September 2000. Data validation teams
consisted of personnel from the NOAA Coastal Services Center and Oak Ridge
National Laboratory. Each team was equipped with a portable color laptop
computer linked to a Global Positioning System ... View entire text
Access Constraints ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: None, except for a possible fee at the cost of

DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: Users must assume responsibility to determine the
usability of these data.
Use Constraints Data set is not for use in litigation. While efforts have been made to ensure
that these data are accurate and reliable within the state of the art, NOAA,
cannot assume liability for any damages, or misrepresentations, caused by any
inaccuracies in the data, or as a result of the data to be used on a particular
system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of
distribution constitute such a warranty. Additional Use Constraints: None
Data Set Progress
Data Center
Coastal Services Center, National Ocean Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: Massachusetts_Land_Cover_1997_Analysis

Data Center Personnel
Phone: (843)740-1210
Fax: (843)740-1224
Email: clearinghouse at
Contact Address:
2234 South Hobson Avenue
City: Charleston
Province or State: SC
Postal Code: 29405-2413
Country: USA
Distribution Media: ONLINE
Distribution Format: ERDAS Imagine (.img) format
Fees: none
Phone: 843-740-1200
Fax: 843-740-1224
Email: csc at
Contact Address:
NOAA Coastal Services Center
2234 South Hobson Avenue
City: Charleston
Province or State: SC
Postal Code: 29405-2413
Country: USA
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-01-20
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23