Land Resources

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Date published: December 19, 2018

Topobathymetric model of Mobile Bay, Alabama

Topobathymetric Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) are a merged rendering of both topography (land elevation) and bathymetry (water depth) that provides a seamless elevation product useful for inundation mapping, as well as for other earth science applications, such as the development of sediment-transport, sea-level rise, and storm-surge models. 

Date published: December 18, 2018

EDNA Watershed Atlas

The EDNA Watershed Atlas contains watershed characteristics for major named rivers of the contiguous U.S. including maps, images, legends, and statistics derived from the EDNA Watershed Characteristics model.

Date published: December 17, 2018

33 high-resolution scenarios of land use and vegetation change in the Prairie Potholes of the United States

A new version of USGS’s FORE-SCE model was used to produce unprecedented landscape projections for four ecoregions in the Prairie Potholes region of Great Plains.

Date published: December 17, 2018

Modeled Historical Land Use and Land Cover for the Conterminous United States: 1938-1992

The landscape of the conterminous United States has changed dramatically over the last 200 years, with agricultural land use, urban expansion, forestry, and other anthropogenic activities altering land cover across vast swaths of the country.

Date published: December 17, 2018

The Relative Impacts of Climate and Land-use Change on Conterminous United States Bird Species from 2001 to 2075

Species distribution models often use climate data to assess contemporary and/or future ranges for animal or plant species. Land use and land cover (LULC) data are important predictor variables for determining species range, yet are rarely used when modeling future distributions. 

Date published: December 17, 2018

Land Product Characterization System Explorer

Direct access to the Land Product Characterization System

Date published: December 12, 2018

Topobathymetric Model for the Southern Coast of California and the Channel Islands, 1930 to 2014

To support the modeling of storm-induced flooding, the USGS Coastal National Elevation Database (CoNED) Applications Project has created an integrated 1-meter topobathymetric digital elevation model (TBDEM) for the Southern California Coast and Channel Islands. 

Date published: December 11, 2018

Global Multi-resolution Terrain Elevation Data 2010 (GMTED2010) Viewer

Global Multi-resolution Terrain Elevation Data 2010 (GMTED2010) Viewer Notes

The viewer uses extensive JavaScript and frames which means some browsers may not be able to support full interactive capabilities.

Additionally, the viewer may be difficult for some users to interpret. These users may contact EROS Customer Services...

Date published: December 6, 2018

Vegetation Dynamics Drought Web Services

The Drought Monitoring datasets are available as OGC Web Map Services (WMS). 

Date published: December 4, 2018

Vegetation Dynamics Drought Viewer

The Vegetation Dynamics/Drought viewer provides a dynamic online map interface that can be used to view USGS and other data. 

Date published: August 21, 2018

Topographic Change Viewer

The USGS has developed a national inventory of significant topographic changes based on seamless multi-temporal elevation data and land cover data. The NED and the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) data form a unique pair of seamless elevation datasets that can be used to detect and analyze 20th century topographic surface changes in the United States.