GIS Lookup: Detailed Data Layer Listing

Title: "National Land Cover Database (North Carolina)" (2005)
Description: The goal of this project is to provide the Nation with complete, current, and consistent public domain information on its land use and land cover. The National Land Cover Database 2001 land cover layer for mapping zone 60 was produced through a cooperative project conducted by the Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics (MRLC) Consortium. The MRLC Consortium is a partnership of federal agencies (, consisting of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service (USFS), the National Park Service (NPS), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). One of the primary goals of the project is to generate a current, consistent, seamless, and accurate National Land cover Database (NLCD) circa 2001 for the United States at medium spatial resolution. For a detailed definition and discussion on MRLC and the NLCD 2001 products, refer to Homer et al. (2003) and

Comprehensive documentation is located at

Keywords and Themes: Classification, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Land Use and Land Cover (LULC), Satellite, United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Filename Prefix: nlcd_nc
Tiled By: State
FTP Download (NCSU Affiliates only):   
Download Instructions: In the ftp window that opens, search for and save locally all files with the above Filename Prefix.  
Map Drive and FTP Help
Mapped Drive Folder: /fedgov/usgs/landcov/nlcd2001
Total size of data files: 288.7 MB
Data Type: ArcInfo GRID
Feature Type: Raster
Coordinate System: Stateplane
Datum: NAD_83Map Units: Meters

Spatial Extent: North Carolina
Sub-Extent: NULL
Resolution: 30 Meter
Source Scale: NULL
Scale Note: NULL

Created by: USGS
Released by: MRLC
Content Date: 2001
Published Date: 2005

Collection Name: NULL
Physical Location: NULL
Call Number: NULL
Acquired Date: 2005
Distribution Restrictions: Public Domain

Note: The nlcd_ncplus raster is the original data downloaded from the USGS Seamless website prior to clipping out NC by the state boundary.

Layer files nlcd_nc.lyr and nlcd_ncplus.lyr can be used in ArcMap to view the data with the classifications and colors already defined

Links to Metadata, Documentation, and Mapping:

Record ID: 2508_nlcd