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Jin, S., Homer, C.G., Yang, L., Xian, G., Fry, J.A., Danielson, P., and Townsend, P.A., 2013, Automated cloud and shadow detection and filling using two-date Landsat imagery in the USA: International Journal of Remote Sensing, v. 34, no. 5, p. 1540-1560.

Wickham, J.D., Stehman, S.V., Gass, L., Dewitz, J., Fry, J.A., and Wade, T.G. 2013. Accuracy assessment of NLCD 2006 land cover and impervious surface, Remote Sensing of Environment, Vol. 130, pp. 294-304.

Jin, S, Yang, L. Danielson, P., Homer, C., Fry, J., and G. Xian. 2013. A Comprehensive Change Detection Method for Updating the National Land Cover Database to Circa 2011, Remote Sensing of Environment, In Press

Falcone, J.A., and Homer, C.G., 2012, Generation of a U.S. national urban land-use product: Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, v. 78, no. 10, p. 1057-1068.

Xian, G., Homer, C.G., Bunde, B., Danielson, P., Dewitz, J.A., Fry, J.A., and Pu, R., 2012, Quantifying urban land cover change between 2001 and 2006 in the Gulf of Mexico region: Geocarto International, v. 27, no. 6, p. 479-497.

Homer, C.H., Fry, J.A., and Barnes C.A., 2012, The National Land Cover Database, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012-3020, 4 p.

National Land Cover Database

Map of the 16 NLCD land cover classes for the conterminous United States.
Map of the 16 NLCD land cover classes for the conterminous United States.
The National Land Cover Database (NLCD) serves as the definitive Landsat-based, 30-meter resolution, land cover database for the Nation. NLCD provides spatial reference and descriptive data for characteristics of the land surface such as thematic class (for example, urban, agriculture, and forest), percent impervious surface, and percent tree canopy cover. NLCD supports a wide variety of Federal, State, local, and nongovernmental applications that seek to assess ecosystem status and health, understand the spatial patterns of biodiversity, predict effects of climate change, and develop land management policy. NLCD products are created by the Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics (MRLC) Consortium, a partnership of Federal agencies led by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Principal Investigator: Collin Homer, homer@usgs.gov, EROS Center, Sioux Falls, SD

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