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Christopher A. Barnes, Director

Tel: +1 605 594 6917

WDC for Land Cover Data

Fax: +1 605 594 6529

Contractor, USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science

E-mail: barnes@usgs.gov

47914 252nd Street

Home Page : http://landcover.usgs.gov/

Sioux Falls, SD 57198-0001





Maintained by: U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, the WDC for Land Cover Data is operated by and collocated with the EROS Data Center.

Summary of Data Held: Digital land cover data for the globe and individual continents at 1 km resolution, and medium resolution (30 meter) datasets for the conterminous United States.

  • Global Land Cover: Derived from 1 km AVHRR data from 1992-1993. Entire globe or continental datasets in a variety of projections and land cover classification schemes.
  • USA Land Cover: Derived from early 1990s Landsat TM data. Available by state or Seamless Data Server. Historical (1970s/1980s) U.S. land cover data also available.
  • Links to other international, national (US) and state agencies and organizations that provide land cover data.
  • The USGS EROS Data Center, Land Cover Applications Center provides technical and scientific support to land cover data users and examples of land cover data applications.
  • Complimentary Data Sets: Global and national (US) digital elevation models, and global and national hydrological data sets.

User Services: Land cover data at the WDC are available to scientists of all countries at the cost of reproduction and distribution. The cost varies depending on the source and distribution medium and processing required to generate the requested product. Requests for information, establishment of customer accounts, or orders for products should be directed to user services at Tel: +1 605 594 6151, toll-free at 1 800 252 4547, or email: custserve@usgs.gov.

Please see: http://landcover.usgs.gov/

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