High-Resolution Land Cover, NE Illinois and NW Indiana, 2010

This dataset was developed as part of the Urban Tree Canopy (UTC) Assessment for the 7-County CMAP Region and the 3 NW Indiana Counties of Lake, Porter, and LaPorte. The dataset 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.

Data is available for the entire 10-County Study Area as an ERDAS Imagine Raster File, or as GeoTIFFs divided into four geographies: the Indiana counties, CMAP North (Lake and McHenry), CMAP Central (Kane, partial DuPage, partial Cook), and CMAP South (Kendall, Will, partial DuPage, partial Cook).

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Source http://www.cmap.illinois.gov
Author Spatial Analysis Laboratory, University of Vermont
Maintainer Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
Last Updated October 17, 2016, 16:49
Created October 14, 2016, 21:05