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Theme Lead Agencies: United States Forest Service (USFS), United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Theme Leads: Greg Reams (USFS), Jonathan Smith (USGS)

Land Use Land Cover


Committees and Work Groups

Geospatial Standards

Landuse - Landcover Theme Definition: LU/LC is a term referring collectively to natural and man-made surface features that cover the land (Land Cover) and to the primary ways in which land cover is used by humans (Land Use). Examples of Land Cover may be grass, asphalt, trees, bare ground, water, etc. Examples of Land Use may be urban, agricultural, ranges, and forest areas.

FGDC Vegetation Subcommittee

FGDC National Digital Orthoimagery Program Subcommittee

National Multi-Resolution Land Cover Consortium

Office of Science and Technology Policy Biodiversity and Ecosystems Informatics Working Group (BioEcon)

Classification of Wetlands and Deepwater Habitats in the United States (2013)

Earth Cover Classification Standard (1999)

Content Standard for Digital Orthoimagery (1999)

National Vegetation Classification Standard (Version 2) (2008)

Wetlands Mapping Standard (2009)

Maintenance and Review of the National Wetland Classification Standard (in progress)

Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standard (2012)

Riparian Mapping Standard

NGDA Land Use Land Cover Community

NGDA Land Use Land Cover Community

Community Type: A-16
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