Statewide Land Cover - 1996

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Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Earth Satellite Corporation (EarthSat)
Publication_Date: 19980612
Title: Statewide Land Cover - 1996
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Raleigh, North Carolina
Publisher: EarthSat
Other_Citation_Details: NCCGIA distributes this dataset
Online_Linkage:
CGDB layer listing and Metadata - <http://www.cgia.state.nc.us/cgdb/index.html>
Description:
Abstract:
The North Carolina Center for Geographic Information and Analysis, in cooperation with the NC Department of Transportation and United States Environmental Protection Agency Region IV Wetlands Division, contracted Earth Satellite Corporation (EarthSat) of Rockville, Maryland to generate comprehensive land cover data for the entire state of North Carolina. EarthSat was awarded the base/municipal area deduct contract in response to request for proposal (RFP) number 503768, issued 12 July 1995.
Purpose:
These data were created to assist governmental agencies and others in making resource management decisions through the use of a geographic information system (GIS).
Supplemental_Information:
Twenty-two TM scenes were acquired from EOSAT Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) and used by EarthSat to produce land cover classification. See full documentation for this data layer in report, "Comprehensive Land Cover Mapping for the State of North Carolina: Final Report," March 1997, Rockville, Maryland: Earth Satellite Corporation.

system filename: tiles/<quad abbreviation>/lc96 filesizes (in bytes):

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19357 bayb/lc96    44589 font/lc96    6173  norf/lc96
51277 boon/lc96    5481  gala/lc96    33421 nriv/lc96
580   capf/lc96    33501 gast/lc96    31645 plym/lc96
1215  caph/lc96    45901 gree/lc96    73997 rale/lc96
45541 chap/lc96    71965 hens/lc96    57597 roan/lc96
66053 char/lc96    42309 henv/lc96    53381 rock/lc96
15157 clev/lc96    60741 hick/lc96    34165 sali/lc96
4639  curr/lc96    7573  john/lc96    7093  sbos/lc96
1306  dalt/lc96    45829 kins/lc96    56421 spin/lc96
5251  danv/lc96    15829 knox/lc96    1480  tocc/lc96
32861 elic/lc96    27837 lanc/lc96    894   virg/lc96
43853 elit/lc96    34557 laur/lc96    34237 whit/lc96
7093  empo/lc96    8277  mant/lc96    11469 wilm/lc96
52509 faye/lc96    12045 more/lc96    40709 wins/lc96
6885  wyth/lc96
Revisions and updates to this layer include: 1.) Revision date: June 12, 1998 - Removal of a pixel-wide sliver of no data between the Laurinburg and Elizabethtown 100k sheets. The error first occurred during the clipping process of the statewide landcover arc/info grid with the two 100k neatline boundaries. The problem was rectified by clipping the adjoining two 100k's as one grid, vectorizing that grid, and then clipping by each 100k neatline.

Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19930516
Ending_Date: 19960631
Currentness_Reference:
Land cover database reflects conditions at imagery dates and field data collection activities through 31 June 1996.
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -84.435748
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -75.523956
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 36.507731
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 33.787184
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Land cover
Theme_Keyword: Satellite
Theme_Keyword: Classification
Theme_Keyword: Thematic Mapper
Theme_Keyword: Comprehensive
Theme_Keyword: Mapping
Theme_Keyword: Land use
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: North Carolina
Place_Keyword: Statewide
Place_Keyword: Neuse
Place_Keyword: Tar/Pamlico
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
Acknowledgment of products derived from this data set should cite the following: The source of the Land Cover - TM data is the North Carolina Corporate Geographic Database. Earlier versions of these data may exist. The user must be sure to use the appropriate data set for the time period of interest. While efforts have been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the state of the art, CGIA (and its cooperators and contractor EarthSat) cannot assume liability for any damages or misrepresentation caused by any inaccuracies in the data or as a result of changes to the data caused by system transfer.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NC Center for Geographic Information and Analysis
Contact_Person: Zsolt Nagy
Contact_Position: Database Administrator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address: 301 N. Wilmington St., Suite 700
City: Raleigh
State_or_Province: North Carolina
Postal_Code: 27601-2825
Country: U.S.A.
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 919-733-2090
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 919-715-0725
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: dataq@cgia.state.nc.us
Hours_of_Service: M-F 8 to 5
Contact_Instructions: Phone or email preferred

Data_Set_Credit:
NCCGIA Director, Karen Siderelis Database Administrator, Zsolt Nagy NC Center for Geographic Information and Analysis 301 N. Wilmington St., Suite 700 Raleigh, North Carolina 27601-2825

EarthSat Vice President of Environmental and GIS Services, Dr. Greg T. Koeln Project Manager, Todd C. Patterson Assistant Project Manager, Todd F. Helt Earth Satellite Corporation (EarthSat) 6011 Executive Boulevard, Suite 400 Rockville, Maryland 20852

Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Native data are in Erdas's Imagine (IMG) format, version 8.2, with file naming convention conforming to unix (descriptive) format. All data was projected to North Carolina State Plane, zone 4901 (FIPS Zone 3200), NAD83 datum, GRS1980 spheroid, meters as units. Land cover classification was performed using Erdas Imagine 8.2 algorithms for unsupervised and supervised classification and information classes assigned using Arc/INFO Grid's (version 7.0.3) dendrogram function.

Individual classified scenes were filtered and mosaicked using Erdas Imagine 8.2. Full 12-band (combined leaf-off and leaf-on) scenes were used for the entire state; where clouds obstructed classification only leaf-off 6-band images were used. filesize: 412.6MB


Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Raster pixels were assigned information (land cover) classes by undergoing an unsupervised classification in Erdas Imagine 8.2. The resultant single-band image signature file was exported and formatted to use with Arc/INFO Grid's dendrogram function. A summary function in Erdas Imagine 8.2 corresponded land cover class with pixel value at which the land cover data point was located. The land cover class was recorded on the dendrogram until all data points were assigned a spectral class. Information class was assigned to spectral class by majority of points within the spectral class and/or by spectral similarity. Full process description can be found in EarthSat's final report to NCCGIA, "Comprehensive Land Cover Mapping for the State of North Carolina: Final Report," March 1997.

After processing each scene was raster edited to alleviate errors and provide for a consistent land cover surface. After an initial accuracy appraisal the scene was filtered to reach the minimum mapping unit (MMU) of 6 pixels for water and 12 pixels for other land cover types.

Quantitative_Attribute_Accuracy_Assessment:
Attribute_Accuracy_Value:
Filtered Database with Neuse-Tar/Pamlico: 78.25 Filtered Database without Neuse-Tar/Pamlico: 86.68
Attribute_Accuracy_Explanation:
The land cover surface was recoded to collapse the 23-land cover classes into the 9-accuracy classes. A summary matrix was recorded to list the user and producer accuracy for the entire scene, for both filtered and unfiltered databases.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Using ESRI's Arc/INFO and ArcView software, and Trimble Navigation's Direct GPS for ArcView and PathFinder 3.0, data points were attributed with land cover class and rasterized for use in the classification procedure. Pseudo-color single- band images (4,5,3 RGB) were created in an unsupervised classification and information classes assigned based on majority of field data points within the spectral class and/or euclidian relationship of the means of each spectral class.
Completeness_Report:
These data represent areas within a 1-kilometer buffer of the state's borders, showing human uses of the land, vegetation, water, natural surface, and construction.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Analysis of inter- and intra-scene co-registration suggested all scenes were accurate to within one pixel (28.5 meters).
Quantitative_Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Assessment:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Value: 10 meters
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Explanation:
Average root mean square (RMS) error of co-registration of all scenes.
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report: N/A
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Earth Satellite Corporation (EarthSat)
Publication_Date: 199703
Title:
Comprehensive Land Cover Mapping for the State of North Carolina
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Rockville, Maryland
Publisher: EarthSat
Other_Citation_Details: NCCGIA distributes this data set
Type_of_Source_Media: 8-mm digital tape
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19930516
Ending_Date: 19960631
Source_Currentness_Reference:
Land cover database reflect conditions at imagery dates and field data collection activities through 31 June 1996.
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: TM
Source_Contribution:
Raw satellite image data - Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM), and ancillary data points, aerial photograph interpretation.

Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: EOSAT/Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM)
Publication_Date: 1996
Title: Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) data
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Lanham, Maryland
Publisher: EOSAT
Other_Citation_Details: NCCGIA distributes this dataset
Type_of_Source_Media: 8-mm digital tape
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19930516
Ending_Date: 19950520
Source_Currentness_Reference:
Earliest and latest dates of 22 TM scenes acquired to cover the entire state for both leaf-off and leaf-on conditions.
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: TM
Source_Contribution: Raw satellite image data - Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM)

Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Earth Satellite Corporation (EarthSat)
Publication_Date: 199607
Title:
Comprehensive Land Cover Mapping for the State of North Carolina Field Data Points
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Rockville, Maryland
Publisher: EarthSat
Other_Citation_Details: NCCGIA distributes this dataset
Type_of_Source_Media: 8-mm digital tape
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 199602
Ending_Date: 199606
Source_Currentness_Reference:
Field data collection activities for use in assigning information classes to spectral classes of raw imagery.
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: TP, JM, DH
Source_Contribution: Field verification points

Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Pacific Meridian Resources
Publication_Date: 1995
Title: Southern Appalachian Assessment classification
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Portland, Oregon
Publisher: Pacific Meridian Resources
Type_of_Source_Media: 8-mm digital tape
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: unknown
Ending_Date: 1995
Source_Currentness_Reference: Land cover classification of Appalachia.
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: SAA
Source_Contribution: Raw satellite image data

Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Publication_Date: 1995
Title: Field data collection
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Raleigh, NC
Publisher: NCCGIA
Other_Citation_Details: NCCGIA distributed this dataset
Type_of_Source_Media: 8-mm digital tape, USGS 7.5' quad map
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: unknown
Ending_Date: 1995
Source_Currentness_Reference:
Field data collection with Department of Geography students based on USGS 7.5' topographic quadrangle maps.
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: UNCG
Source_Contribution: Digital point data

Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Natural Heritage Program
Publication_Date: 1996
Title: Ancillary data collection
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Rockville, Maryland
Publisher: EarthSat
Type_of_Source_Media: 8-mm digital tape, 3.5" diskette, hardcopy image map
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19930516
Ending_Date: 199611
Source_Currentness_Reference:
Earliest and latest dates of TM scenes acquired based on biologist(s) knowledge of area and imagery.
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: NHP, NHP_NEW, CL
Source_Contribution:
Raw satellite image map markings entered into point database, projected points from digitally-provided database.

Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Division of Parks and Recreation
Publication_Date: 1996
Title: Ancillary and field data collection
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Rockville, Maryland
Publisher: EarthSat
Type_of_Source_Media: hardcopy image map
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19930516
Ending_Date: 199611
Source_Currentness_Reference:
Earliest and latest dates TM scenes acquired based on park staff knowledge of area, imagery, and location of requested sites on USGS 7.5' topographic quadrangle maps.
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: PK
Source_Contribution: Raw satellite image map markings

Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Southeastern Forest Experiment Station
Publication_Date: unknown
Title: The Eastwide Forest Inventory Database
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Asheville, North Carolina
Publisher: Southeastern Forest Experiment Station
Type_of_Source_Media: 8-mm digital tape
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: unknown
Ending_Date: unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference: unknown
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: FIA
Source_Contribution: Ancillary data points from digital dataset

Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Publication_Date: 19951204
Title: NWI Digital Data, Complete Set
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington, D.C.
Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Other_Citation_Details: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service distributes this dataset
Type_of_Source_Media: 8-mm digital tape
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 197102
Ending_Date: 199212
Source_Currentness_Reference: Varies
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: NWI
Source_Contribution: Ancillary data points from digital dataset

Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Publication_Date: 1989
Title: SPOT classification
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Suffolk, Virginia
Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Type_of_Source_Media: 3.5' diskette
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1989
Ending_Date: 1989
Source_Currentness_Reference:
SPOT land cover classification reflecting conditions at the Great Dismal Swamp in 1988-1989.
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: DS
Source_Contribution: Ancillary data points from digital dataset

Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg Directorate of Public Works and Environment, Engineering Systems Division
Publication_Date: unknown
Title: Digital and analog forest inventory data
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Fayetteville, North Carolina
Publisher:
XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg Directorate of Public Works and Environment, Engineering Systems Division
Type_of_Source_Media: 8-mm digital tape, hardcopy maps
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: unknown
Ending_Date: unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference: mid-1990s
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: none
Source_Contribution: Classification confirmation with maps

Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: unknown
Title: USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Maps
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, Virginia
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details: Published map series
Source_Scale_Denominator: 24000
Type_of_Source_Media: Paper
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: unknown
Ending_Date: unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference: Publication dates of quadrangles
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: None
Source_Contribution:
Assistance with location during field data collection; identification of areas for ancillary data collection.

Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Department of Transportation
Publication_Date: unknown
Title: Aerial photograph interpretation
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: remote-sensing image
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Raleigh, North Carolina
Publisher: Department of Transportation
Other_Citation_Details:
Department of Transportation maintains and distributes these data
Type_of_Source_Media: Aerial photographs
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1988
Ending_Date: 1995
Source_Currentness_Reference: Date(s) of mission(s)
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: DOT
Source_Contribution: Confirmation of classification; collection of ancillary data

Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: US Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 1986
Title: USGS 30'x60' series quadrangles
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, Virginia
Publisher: US Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details: Published map series
Source_Scale_Denominator: 100000
Type_of_Source_Media: Paper
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1984
Ending_Date: 1986
Source_Currentness_Reference: Publication dates of quadrangles
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: None
Source_Contribution:
Quadrangle neatline boundaries were used to clip the landcover vector data

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Land cover database derived from two co-registered multi spectral Landsat 5 TM pairs, leaf-off and leaf-on, and classified using field and ancillary data. Six bands (1-5 and 7) were stacked to produce a single 12-band raster image (bands 1-6 leaf-off). The Erdas Imagine ISODATA algorithm was applied to the 12-band image to generate 240 spectral class signatures. The Imagine maximum likelihood classifier was then applied using the resulting signatures to assign information (land cover) classes to the spectral classes. Arc/INFO Grid 7.0.4 dendrogram function was used to produce a paper spectral tree showing the euclidian relationship of spectral classes; land cover classes based on field data collection activities and available ancillary data (both of which not reserved for final accuracy appraisal, 40% of each class for each scene) falling at each spectral class were recorded and information class assigned based on majority and/or spectral relationship. Raster editing was interactively performed to correct for spectral confusion and misclassification.

A change order was delivered to EarthSat in April 1996 to accelerate classification for the Neuse-Tar/Pamlico watershed. This dataset was incorporated into the final statewide land cover but because of enhancement to processing techniques and correction of some errors a separate, enhanced statewide database was also provided (that did not have the earlier provided Neuse- Tar/Pamlico watershed land cover classification database).

Each scene underwent accuracy appraisal before being accepted for use in the final statewide database. Once accepted, scenes were filtered to reach the minimum mapping unit (MMU) of 6 pixels for water and 12 pixels for all other classes. Imagine clump and eliminate routines were used to reduce insignificant data and filter information class assignment.

A hierarchy of scenes was determined based on obstructed areas, scene dates, and classification results. Additional raster editing was performed to enhance data quality and interactively correct any remaining inconsistencies or spectrally confused areas. The municipal vector was rasterized and mosaicked with the final scenes and recoded to land cover class 10 (thematic class 24).

Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: All data identified previously
Process_Date: 199602 to 199702
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation:
"Comprehensive Land Cover Mapping for the State of North Carolina: Final Report," March 1997, Rockville, Maryland: Earth Satellite Corporation. Provides detailed descriptions of field and ancillary data collection activities, classification procedures, and procedures attempted to resolve spectral confusion.
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Earth Satellite Corporation (EarthSat)
Contact_Person: Dr. Gregory T. Koeln
Contact_Position: Environmental and GIS Services Group
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address: 6011 Executive Boulevard, Suite 400
City: Rockville
State_or_Province: Maryland
Postal_Code: 20852-3801
Country: U.S.A.
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 231-0660
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (301) 231-5020
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: userid@earthsat.com
Hours_of_Service: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm Eastern time
Contact_Instructions: Prefer primary contact through NCCGIA

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
NCCGIA received one statewide ERDAS Imagine (.img) file on 8mm tape. The statewide raster data was converted into an ESRI Arc/Info grid format, using the Arc/Info command "imagegrid." The grid file was then clipped by USGS 1:100,000 scale neatlines for every mapsheet in the state using the "gridclip" command in Arc/Info's Grid module. Each gridded quadrangle based file was then vectorized by using the Grid module's "gridpoly" command. The resulting item in the polygon attribute table (.pat), "grid-code", was then used as a join item to add thematic class, landcover class, and description to the .pat. Process begain 19980212.
Process_Date: 19980216
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: North Carolina Center for Geographic Information & Analysis
Contact_Person: David Giordano
Contact_Position: GIS Analyst
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address: Street - 301 N. Wilmington St.
City: Raleigh
State_or_Province: North Carolina
Postal_Code: 27601-2825
Country: U.S.A.
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (919) 733-2090
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (919) 715-0725
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: dataq@cgia.state.nc.us
Hours_of_Service: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern time
Contact_Instructions: Phone and electronic mail preferred


Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Indirect_Spatial_Reference: Method: None
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: GT-polygon composed of chains


Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: State Plane Coordinate System 1983
State_Plane_Coordinate_System:
SPCS_Zone_Identifier: 4901
Lambert_Conformal_Conic:
Standard_Parallel: 34.333
Standard_Parallel: 36.167
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: 79.000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 33.750
False_Easting: 609601.22
False_Northing: 0.000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 28.5
Ordinate_Resolution: 28.5
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 1980
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257


Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Land cover classification
Entity_Type_Definition:
Statewide land cover classification based on human uses of land, vegetation, water, natural surface, and construction.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: Earth Satellite Corporation (EarthSat)

Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AREA
Attribute_Definition: Total area in coverage units
Attribute_Definition_Source: software computed
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: Variable by quad
Range_Domain_Maximum: Variable by quad
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: meters
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: .001
Attribute_Measurement_Frequency: None planned

Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PERIMETER
Attribute_Definition: Total perimeter in coverage units
Attribute_Definition_Source: Software computed
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: Variable by quad
Range_Domain_Maximum: Variable by quad
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: meters
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.001
Attribute_Measurement_Frequency: None planned

Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LC96#
Attribute_Definition: Polygon internal identification number
Attribute_Definition_Source: software computed
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: Variable by quad
Attribute_Measurement_Frequency: None planned

Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LC96-ID
Attribute_Definition: Polygon user internal identification number
Attribute_Definition_Source: Software computed
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: Variable by quad
Attribute_Measurement_Frequency: None planned

Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TH_CLASS#
Attribute_Definition:
Thematic class number
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Assigned based on sequential land cover class and collapsed 255- spectral class mosaicked classified scenes
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Not within statewide land cover database
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Computed by software
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Pixel corresponds to land cover class 11, High Intensity Developed
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Land Cover Classification System (NCCGIA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Pixel corresponds to land cover class 12, Low Intensity Developed
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Land Cover Classification System (NCCGIA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 3
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Pixel corresponds to land cover class 2, Cultivated
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Land Cover Classification System (NCCGIA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 4
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Pixel corresponds to land cover class 311, Managed Herbaceous Cover
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Land Cover Classification System (NCCGIA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 5
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Pixel corresponds to land cover class 3121, Upland Herbaceous
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Land Cover Classification System (NCCGIA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 6
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Pixel corresponds to land cover class 3122, Riverine/Estuarine Herbaceous
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Land Cover Classification System (NCCGIA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 7
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Pixel corresponds to land cover class 323, Evergreen Shrubland
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Land Cover Classification System (NCCGIA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 8
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Pixel corresponds to land cover class 324, Deciduous Shrubland
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Land Cover Classification System (NCCGIA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 9
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Pixel corresponds to land cover class 325, Mixed Shrubland
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Land Cover Classification System (NCCGIA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 10
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Pixel corresponds to land cover class 411, Mixed Hardwoods
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Land Cover Classification System (NCCGIA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 11
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Pixel corresponds to land cover class 414, Bottomland Hardwoods/Hardwood Swamps
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Land Cover Classification System (NCCGIA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 12
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Pixel corresponds to land cover class 419, Other Broadleaf Deciduous Forests
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Land Cover Classification System (NCCGIA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 13
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Pixel corresponds to land cover class 45, Needleleaf Deciduous
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Land Cover Classification System (NCCGIA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 14
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Pixel corresponds to land cover class 421, Mountain Conifers
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Land Cover Classification System (NCCGIA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 15
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Pixel corresponds to land cover class 422, Southern Yellow Pine
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Land Cover Classification System (NCCGIA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 16
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Pixel corresponds to land cover class 429, Other Needleleaf Evergreen Forests
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Land Cover Classification System (NCCGIA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 17
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Pixel corresponds to land cover class 43, Broadleaf Evergreen Forest
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Land Cover Classification System (NCCGIA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 18
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Pixel corresponds to land cover class 441, Mixed Hardwoods/Conifers
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Land Cover Classification System (NCCGIA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 19
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Pixel corresponds to land cover class 442, Oak/Gum/Cypress
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Land Cover Classification System (NCCGIA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 20
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Pixel corresponds to land cover class 5, Water Bodies
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Land Cover Classification System (NCCGIA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 21
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Pixel corresponds to land cover class 61, Unconsolidated Sediment
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Land Cover Classification System (NCCGIA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 22
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Pixel corresponds to land cover class 62, Exposed Rock
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Land Cover Classification System (NCCGIA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 23
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Pixel corresponds to land cover class 9, Indeterminate
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Land Cover Classification System (NCCGIA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 24
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Pixel corresponds to land cover class 10, Municipal Areas
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Land Cover Classification System (NCCGIA)

Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LC_CLASS#
Attribute_Definition: Classification number
Attribute_Definition_Source: Land Cover Classification System (NCCGIA)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Not within statewide land cover database
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Computed by software
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 11
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Pixel corresponds to High Intensity Developed
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Land Cover Classification System (NCCGIA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 12
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Pixel corresponds to Low Intensity Developed
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Land Cover Classification System (NCCGIA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Pixel corresponds to Cultivated
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Land Cover Classification System (NCCGIA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 311
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Pixel corresponds to Managed Herbaceous Cover
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Land Cover Classification System (NCCGIA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 3121
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Pixel corresponds to Upland Herbaceous
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Land Cover Classification System (NCCGIA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 3122
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Pixel corresponds to Riverine/Estuarine Herbaceous
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Land Cover Classification System (NCCGIA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 323
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Pixel corresponds to Evergreen Shrubland
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Land Cover Classification System (NCCGIA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 324
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Pixel corresponds to Deciduous Shrubland
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Land Cover Classification System (NCCGIA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 325
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Pixel corresponds to Mixed Shrubland
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Land Cover Classification System (NCCGIA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 411
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Pixel corresponds to Mixed Hardwoods
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Land Cover Classification System (NCCGIA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 414
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Pixel corresponds to Bottomland Hardwoods/Hardwood Swamps
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Land Cover Classification System (NCCGIA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 419
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Pixel corresponds to Other Broadleaf Deciduous Forests
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Land Cover Classification System (NCCGIA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 45
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Pixel corresponds to Needleleaf Deciduous
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Land Cover Classification System (NCCGIA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 421
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Pixel corresponds to Mountain Conifers
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Land Cover Classification System (NCCGIA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 422
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Pixel corresponds to Southern Yellow Pine
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Land Cover Classification System (NCCGIA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 429
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Pixel corresponds to land cover class 429, Other Needleleaf Evergreen Forests
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Land Cover Classification System (NCCGIA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 43
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Pixel corresponds to Broadleaf Evergreen Forest
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Land Cover Classification System (NCCGIA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 441
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Pixel corresponds to Mixed Hardwoods/Conifers
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Land Cover Classification System (NCCGIA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 442
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Pixel corresponds to Oak/Gum/Cypress
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Land Cover Classification System (NCCGIA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 5
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Pixel corresponds to Water Bodies
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Land Cover Classification System (NCCGIA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 61
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Pixel corresponds to Unconsolidated Sediment
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Land Cover Classification System (NCCGIA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 62
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Pixel corresponds to Exposed Rock
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Land Cover Classification System (NCCGIA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 9
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Pixel corresponds to Indeterminate
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Land Cover Classification System (NCCGIA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 10
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Pixel corresponds to Municipal Areas
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Land Cover Classification System (NCCGIA)

Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DESCRIPTION
Attribute_Definition: Landcover description
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Comprehensive Land Cover Mapping for the State of North Carolina (EarthSat)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Not Within Statewide Land Cover Database
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Thematic and Landcover class values of zero ("0") are used to represent areas outside the state. This description represents those values.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Land Cover Classification System (NCCGIA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: High Intensity Developed
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
More than 80 percent coverage by synthetic land cover.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Comprehensive Land Cover Mapping for the State of North Carolina (EarthSat)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Low Intensity Developed
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Between 50 percent and 80 percent coverage by synthetic land cover.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Comprehensive Land Cover Mapping for the State of North Carolina (EarthSat)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Cultivated
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Areas of land that are occupied by row and root crops that are cultivated in distinguishable rows and patterns.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Comprehensive Land Cover Mapping for the State of North Carolina (EarthSat)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Managed Herbaceous Cover
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Areas used for the production of grass and other forage crops, and other actively managed areas of herbaceous cover, including golf courses, cemeteries, etc.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Comprehensive Land Cover Mapping for the State of North Carolina (EarthSat)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Upland Herbaceous
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Areas covered by herbaceous vegetation that is not characteristic of riverine and estuarine environments.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Comprehensive Land Cover Mapping for the State of North Carolina (EarthSat)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Riverine/Estuarine Herbaceous
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Areas of herbaceous cover in salt, brackish, and freshwater marshes in riverine and estuarine environments.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Comprehensive Land Cover Mapping for the State of North Carolina (EarthSat)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Evergreen Shrubland
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Areas where evergreen vegetation is dominated by shrubs and/or woody plants below 3 meters in height.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Comprehensive Land Cover Mapping for the State of North Carolina (EarthSat)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Deciduous Shrubland
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Areas where deciduous vegetation is dominated by shrubs and/or woody plants below 3 meters in height.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Comprehensive Land Cover Mapping for the State of North Carolina (EarthSat)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Mixed Shrubland
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Areas where neither evergreen or deciduous vegetation is dominated by shrubs and/or woody plants below 3 meters in height.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Comprehensive Land Cover Mapping for the State of North Carolina (EarthSat)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Mixed Hardwoods
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Areas where deciduous dominant woody vegetation is above 3 meters in height. Crown density is at least 25 percent.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Comprehensive Land Cover Mapping for the State of North Carolina (EarthSat)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Bottomland Hardwoods/Hardwood Swamps
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Areas where deciduous dominant woody vegetation is above 3 meters in height, as well as occurring in lowland and wet areas. Crown density is at least 25 percent.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Comprehensive Land Cover Mapping for the State of North Carolina (EarthSat)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Other Broadleaf Deciduous Forests
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Areas where deciduous dominant woody vegetation is above 3 meters in height, but do not fit in either of the previous categories. Crown density is at least 25 percent.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Comprehensive Land Cover Mapping for the State of North Carolina (EarthSat)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Needleleaf Deciduous
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Forest class including cypress stands, mixed gum/cypress forests, and maritime swamp forests dominated by cypress.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Comprehensive Land Cover Mapping for the State of North Carolina (EarthSat)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Mountain Conifers
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Areas where stocking of trees is 75 percent evergreen needleleaf or broad leaf species, including the following forest types: white pine, hemlock, and spruce-fir.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Comprehensive Land Cover Mapping for the State of North Carolina (EarthSat)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Southern Yellow Pine
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Areas where stocking of trees is 75 percent evergreen needleleaf or broad leaf species, including the following forest types: longleaf pine, loblolly-slash pine, other yellow pine, and pond pine.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Comprehensive Land Cover Mapping for the State of North Carolina (EarthSat)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Other Needleleaf Evergreen Forests
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Areas where stocking of trees is 75 percent evergreen needleleaf or broad leaf species, including the following forest types: Atlantic White Ceder, other needle leaf species such as red cedar, and other forest areas that can not be classified as either mountain or southern yellow pine.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Comprehensive Land Cover Mapping for the State of North Carolina (EarthSat)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Broadleaf Evergreen Forest
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Areas where stocking of trees is 75 percent broad leaf evergreen species characteristic of Carolina Bays and poccosins, as well as maritime evergreen broadleaf forests and bay forests, stocked predominantly by broadleaf trees that do not seasonally lose their leaves.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Comprehensive Land Cover Mapping for the State of North Carolina (EarthSat)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Mixed Hardwoods/Conifers
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Forest land with at least a 25 percent intermixture of deciduous and evergreen species. This classification commonly occurs in Piedmont and mountain areas in which hardwoods (mainly oak) constitute a plurality of stocking but pines also account for 25 to 50 percent of the stocking.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Comprehensive Land Cover Mapping for the State of North Carolina (EarthSat)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Oak/Gum/Cypress
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Bottomland forests in which tupelo, blackgum, sweetgum, or cypress, singly or in combination, constitute a plurality of the stocking. These stands are classified in this subcategory when cypress constitutes at least 25 percent of the stocking but less than 75 percent.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Comprehensive Land Cover Mapping for the State of North Carolina (EarthSat)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Water Bodies
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Areas of all surface water with no or minimal, emergent vegetation.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Comprehensive Land Cover Mapping for the State of North Carolina (EarthSat)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Unconsolidated Sediment
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Sandy or silty areas abutting tidal areas, and inland lakes and upland sand areas with little or no established vegetation.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Comprehensive Land Cover Mapping for the State of North Carolina (EarthSat)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Exposed Rock
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Areas where bedrock is exposed at the surface or where a layer of soil exists that is not thick enough to support significant vegetation.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Comprehensive Land Cover Mapping for the State of North Carolina (EarthSat)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Indeterminate
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Land will be assigned to this category in cases where the cover type does not logically fall into a previously defined land cover type.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Comprehensive Land Cover Mapping for the State of North Carolina (EarthSat)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Municipal Areas
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Areas covered by urban development, including residential, commercial, industrial, transportation and utility infrastructure, and other developed land exclusive of agricultural land.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Land Cover Classification System (NCCGIA)

Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
The dataset depicts land cover found across North Carolina and within 1-kilometer of the state's borders. The polygon attribute table (.pat) contains descriptive data, including AREA (square meters), PERIMETER (linear meters), LC96# (polygon internal identification number), LC96-ID (polygon user identification number), TH_CLASS# (thematic class number), LC_CLASS# (classification number), and DESCRIPTION (landcover description). The attribute table is represented as follows:

LC96.PAT Polygon Attribute Table

ITEM NAME    WIDTH OUTPUT  TYPE N.DEC  DESCRIPTION
AREA           4    12     F      3    Total area in meters
PERIMETER      4    12     F      3    Total area in meters
COV#           4     5     B      -    Polygon internal id number
COV-ID         4     5     B      -    Polygon user id number
TH_CLASS#      2     2     I      -    Thematic class number
LC_CLASS#      4     4     I      -    Landcover class number
DESCRIPTION   40    40     C      -    Landcover description
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
"Comprehensive Land Cover Mapping for the State of North Carolina: Final Report," March 1997, Earth Satellite Corporation.
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
"Comprehensive Land Cover Mapping for the State of North Carolina: Detailed Study Design," February 1996, Earth Satellite Corporation.
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
"Land Cover Classification System," November 1996, NCCGIA. (Also available as Appendix A in "Comprehensive Land Cover Mapping for the State of North Carolina: Final Report," March 1997, Earth Satellite Corporation.
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
"A Standard Classification System for the Mapping of Land Use and Land Cover," January 1994, NCCGIA.


Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NC Center for Geographic Information and Analysis
Contact_Position: Production Services
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address: 301 North Wilmington Street, Suite 700
City: Raleigh
State_or_Province: North Carolina
Postal_Code: 27601-2825
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (919) 733-2090
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (919) 715-0725
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: dataq@cgia.state.nc.us
Hours_of_Service: 8:30AM - 5:30PM
Contact_Instructions:
Phone and electronic mail preferred For current price information use a web browser: COST INFORMATION - <http://cgia.cgia.state.nc.us/cost.html>
Resource_Description: Statewide Land Cover - 1996
Distribution_Liability:
NCCGIA is charged with the development and maintenance of the State's corporate geographic database and, in cooperation with other mapping organizations, is committed to offering its users accurate, useful, and current information about the state. Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information, errors and conditions originating from physical sources used to develop the corporate database may be reflected in the data supplied. The client must be aware of data conditions and bear responsibility for the appropriate use of the information with respect to possible errors, original map scale, collection methodology, currency of data, and other conditions specific to certain data. NCCGIA does not support secondary distribution of this data. The use of trade names or commercial products does not constitute their endorsement by the NCCGIA or North Carolina State Government.
Standard_Order_Process:
Non-digital_Form:
FOR DIGITAL OR NON-DIGITAL DATA, Contact NC CGIA, Data Distribution to order data, Phone 919.733.2090 ... Email dataq@cgia.state.nc.us ... Web Page order form <http://www.cgia.state.nc.us/cgdb/index.html>
Fees:
For current FORMAT/MEDIA INFORMATION, use a web browser: <http://cgia.cgia.state.nc.us/cost.html> or phone NC CGIA Data Distribution 919.733.2090
Custom_Order_Process:
Data creation and large data analysis jobs contact Database Administration P:(919)733-2090. All data is available through standard ordering procedures on a cost recovery basis.
Technical_Prerequisites:
All formats supplied are created using ARC/INFO GIS software on Unix workstations. Other formats are available. Format compatibility is the user's responsibility. For more information on formats and media, use a web browser: FORMAT/MEDIA INFORMATION - <http://cgia.cgia.state.nc.us/cost.html>
Available_Time_Period:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 199803
Ending_Date: Present


Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 19990518
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: North Carolina Center for Geographic Information and Analysis
Contact_Position: Database Management
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address: 301 North Wilmington Street, Suite 700
City: Raleigh
State_or_Province: North Carolina
Postal_Code: 27601-2825
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (919) 733-2090
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (919) 715-0725
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: dataq@cgia.state.nc.us
Hours_of_Service: 8:30AM - 5:30PM
Contact_Instructions: Phone and electronic mail preferred
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: Local time
Metadata_Access_Constraints: None
Metadata_Use_Constraints:
This metadata file is to accompany the data set identified and received from NCCGIA. NCCGIA does not support secondary distribution. If this data file was received from anyone besides NCCGIA, this metadata file and the data set it describes may contain discrepancies.

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