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National Land Cover

The U.S. Geological Survey Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center has been a member of the Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics Consortium (MRLC) since its inception in 1993. One of the goals of this cooperative mapping effort is to produce a state-of-the-art, nationally consistent, land cover database for all 50 states and Puerto Rico. This National Land Cover Database (NLCD) contains standardized land cover components useful for a variety of applications.

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please see our Data Citations and Use page at https://lta.cr.usgs.gov/citation.

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Contact Information for User Assistance

Long Term Archive User Services
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
47914 252nd Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57198-0001

Phone Number: 605-594-6151
Toll Free: 800-252-4547
Fax: 605-594-6589

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