Gap Analysis Project

Land Cover

The GAP/LANDFIRE National Terrestrial Ecosystems data, based on the NatureServe Ecological Systems Classification, are the foundation of the most detailed, consistent map of vegetation available for the United States.  These data facilitate the planning and management for biological diversity on a regional and national scale.

Land Cover Vision

Land Cover Vision

The goal of the GAP/LANDFIRE National Terrestrial Ecosystems 2011 data is to provide accurate, seamless data on the vegetation and land cover of the United States. 

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Land Cover Viewer

Land Cover Viewer

The GAP/LANDFIRE National Terrestrial Ecosystems data layer provides detailed information about the vegetation of the United States. The spatial data layer was created using Landsat satellite imagery and a detailed vegetation and land use classifi...

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Date published: March 12, 2019
Status: Active

Land Cover Resources

Access to land cover resources including a Factsheet and information about other land cover mapping efforts. Other GAP Online Data Viewers are also highlighted.

Date published: February 13, 2019
Status: Active

Land Cover Vision

The goal of the GAP/LANDFIRE National Terrestrial Ecosystems 2011 data is to provide accurate, seamless data on the vegetation and land cover of the United States. The map legend based on NatureServe’s ecological system classification scheme provides detailed information on the vegetation types at a plant community level. 

Date published: February 13, 2019
Status: Active

Introduction to the Land Cover Viewer

The Natural Terrestrial Ecosystems Viewer allows the user to explore the land cover data for the conterminous United States.

Date published: February 13, 2019
Status: Active

Land Cover Data Overview

The GAP/LANDFIRE National Terrestrial Ecosystems data set includes detailed vegetation and land cover patterns for the continental United States. Links to access GAP/LANDFIRE National Terrestrial Ecosystems 2011 Data, Metadata and Web Services.