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Monitoring

In LCMAP, monitoring refers to the incorporation of every clear Landsat observation to determine if current land conditions diverge from those observed in the past. A suite of operational automated algorithms is used to identify land change and to characterize a variety of land cover types, uses, and conditions across the United States. The monitoring product suite provides land change science information critical to understanding spatial and temporal characteristics related to the type, intensity, condition, and location of land use and cover changes. By using the full historical depth of the Landsat archive from the Thematic Mapper (TM), Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+), and Operational Land Imager (OLI) sensors, LCMAP monitoring can reveal trajectories of land change from the early 1980s to the present day. The product suite and services are capable of monitoring land cover change as it occurs as well as identifying the type of disturbance process(es) impacting a location.

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USGS Land Change Monitoring, Assessment, and Projection releases ‘unprecedented’ reference dataset for United States

The USGS Land Change Monitoring, Assessment and Projection (LCMAP) team has released its reference dataset for the Conterminous U.S. (CONUS), an 25,000-point trove of land cover data that represents the culmination of nearly five years of intensive human labor.
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USGS Land Change Monitoring, Assessment, and Projection releases ‘unprecedented’ reference dataset for United States

The USGS Land Change Monitoring, Assessment and Projection (LCMAP) team has released its reference dataset for the Conterminous U.S. (CONUS), an 25,000-point trove of land cover data that represents the culmination of nearly five years of intensive human labor.
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LCMAP Change Stories: Building a Boomtown, Block by Block

The desert outpost of Palm Springs, California and the surrounding Thousand Palms region has experienced explosive population growth over the past four decades, with tract after tract of development filling in previously barren landscapes along Interstate 10.
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LCMAP Change Stories: Building a Boomtown, Block by Block

The desert outpost of Palm Springs, California and the surrounding Thousand Palms region has experienced explosive population growth over the past four decades, with tract after tract of development filling in previously barren landscapes along Interstate 10.
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LCMAP Change Stories: Gone in 60 Seconds

At first glance, the most striking patterns in land cover change over time in this animation of the Oso, Washington area would appear to be forest harvest and regrowth, but a more dramatic change emerged in 2014.
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LCMAP Change Stories: Gone in 60 Seconds

At first glance, the most striking patterns in land cover change over time in this animation of the Oso, Washington area would appear to be forest harvest and regrowth, but a more dramatic change emerged in 2014.
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LCMAP Change Stories: It's a Sprawl World After All

The man-made Florida playland of Walt Disney World has grown outward on all sides since the amusement park’s construction commenced in the 1960s. Much of that growth has overtaken the wetlands, tree cover and grassland/shrublands near Orlando.
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LCMAP Change Stories: It's a Sprawl World After All

The man-made Florida playland of Walt Disney World has grown outward on all sides since the amusement park’s construction commenced in the 1960s. Much of that growth has overtaken the wetlands, tree cover and grassland/shrublands near Orlando.
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LCMAP Change Stories: Hurricanes in the Everglades

When Atlantic hurricanes make landfall in south Florida, the coastal marshes and mangrove forests of the Everglades often act as a buffer that protects residents from rising sea levels, high winds and storm surge.
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LCMAP Change Stories: Hurricanes in the Everglades

When Atlantic hurricanes make landfall in south Florida, the coastal marshes and mangrove forests of the Everglades often act as a buffer that protects residents from rising sea levels, high winds and storm surge.
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LCMAP Change Stories: Alabama Tornadoes

The USGS Land Change Monitoring, Assessment, and Projection initiative aims to identify where the landscape is changing and why.
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LCMAP Change Stories: Alabama Tornadoes

The USGS Land Change Monitoring, Assessment, and Projection initiative aims to identify where the landscape is changing and why.
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