High-Resolution Land Cover, Cook County, 2010

This dataset was developed as part of the Urban Tree Canopy (UTC) Assessment for Cook County, IL. As such, it represents a 'top down' mapping perspective in which tree canopy over hanging other features is assigned to the tree canopy class. At the time of its creation this dataset represents the most detailed and accurate land cover dataset for the area.

This assessment was completed by the University of Vermont's Spatial Analysis Laboratory with funding the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station. The methods used were developed by the University of Vermont Spatial Analysis Laboratory with funding from the USDA Forest Service. Tree canopy assessments have been conducted for numerous communities throughout the U.S. where the results have been instrumental in helping to establishing tree canopy goals.

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Additional Info

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Source http://cmap.illinois.gov
Author Spatial Analysis Laboratory, University of Vermont
Maintainer Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
Version Final
Last Updated April 29, 2015, 13:02
Created October 8, 2014, 15:17