National Land Cover Database 2006

Date(s): Coverage Availability/Geographic Extent: Footprint: Source(s):
2006 Statewide coverage State USGS (National Mapping, Biological Resources, and Water Resources Divisions), US EPA, the U.S. Forest Service, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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Data Details

Land Use - Land Cover
Available Formats: IMG
Derivative Data: None
Known Issues: None
Recommended Uses: Basemap, Research
Spatial Reference:

EPSG 2964


National Land Cover Database 2006 (NLCD 2006) is the most recent national land cover product created by the Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics (MRLC) Consortium. NLCD 2006 provides - for the first time - the capability to assess wall-to-wall, spatially explicit, national land cover changes and trends across the United States from 2001 to 2006. As with two previous NLCD land cover products NLCD 2006 keeps the same 16-class land cover classification scheme that has been applied consistently across the United States at a spatial resolution of 30 meters. NLCD 2006 is based primarily on a decision-tree classification of circa 2006 Landsat satellite data.