National Neighborhood Data Archive (NaNDA): Land Cover by Census Tract, United States, 2001-2016

Resource Type
Dataset : geographic information system (GIS) data
  • Clarke, Philippa (University of Michigan. Institute for Social Research)
  • Melendez, Robert (University of Michigan. Institute for Social Research)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Aging
    • Award Number: RF1-AG-057540
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. Administration for Community Living. National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research
    • Award Number: 90RTHF0001
Free Keywords
census; land cover; development density; farmland; open space; green space; blue space
  • Abstract

    This dataset contains measures of land cover (e.g., low-, medium-, or high-density development, forest, wetland, open water) derived from the National Land Cover Database (NLCD) and aggregated by US census tract. Land cover is measured both in total square meters and as a proportion of all land within the tract.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2001-01-01 / 2016-12-31
    Time Period: Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2001--Sat Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2016
  • 2019-01-01 / 2019-12-31
    Collection Date(s): Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2019--Tue Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2019
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All census tracts in the continental United States. No data is available for Alaska, Hawaii, or the United States territories. Smallest Geographic Unit: census tract
  • Is cited by
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  • Is cited by
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  • Is cited by
    DOI: 10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2018.09.006 (Text)
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    • ID: 10.1080/00330124.2014.905156 (DOI)
  • Wickham, James, Collin Homer, James Vogelmann, Alexa McKerrow, Rick Mueller, Nate Herold, and John Coulston. “The Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics (MRLC) Consortium — 20 Years of Development and Integration of USA National Land Cover Data.” Remote Sensing 6, no. 8 (August 11, 2014): 7424–41.
    • ID: 10.3390/rs6087424 (DOI)
  • Yang, Limin, Suming Jin, Patrick Danielson, Collin Homer, Leila Gass, Stacie M. Bender, Adam Case, et al. “A New Generation of the United States National Land Cover Database: Requirements, Research Priorities, Design, and Implementation Strategies.” ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 146 (December 2018): 108–23.
    • ID: 10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2018.09.006 (DOI)

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