Name change for GAP’s National Land Cover Dataset

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GAP’s National Land Cover Dataset has a new name: GAP/LANDFIRE National Terrestrial Ecosystems.

GAP/LANDFIRE National Terrestrial Ecosystems 2011 Viewer

This image shows the GAP/LANDFIRE National Terrestrial Ecosystems 2011 Viewer found here: https://maps.usgs.gov/terrestrial-ecosystems-2011/. The GAP/LANDFIRE National Terrestrial Ecosystems 2011 dataset represents a highly thematically detailed land cover map of the U.S.  and is produced by the U.S. Geological Survey in collaboration with the LANDFIRE Program. 

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In conjunction with changes within the Federal Geographic Data Committee, National Geospatial Data Asset (FGDC NGDA) Biodiversity and Ecosystems Theme, the theme’s leadership proposed and had accepted a formal name change for GAP’s National Land Cover Dataset. The new name, GAP/LANDFIRE National Terrestrial Ecosystems, conveys the ecological richness of the map legend and the ongoing collaboration between the National GAP and LANDFIRE Programs. For more information about NGDAs please see: https://www.fgdc.gov/ngda-reports/NGDA_Datasets.html