Land Cover, 2005, for Town of North Reading, Massachusetts - Raster

Land Cover, 2005, for Town of North Reading, Massachusetts - Raster

Data File:

Documentation File: EML Metadata

Data are stored in a zip file, which includes all GIS data and metadata.


Year: 2005

Contact: Colin Polsky

Abstract: This is a seven-category land-cover map of North Reading, Massachusetts. The seven categories are: bare soil, coniferous trees, decidous trees, grass, impervious surface, water, and wetlands. Note: Complete metadata is available within the downloaded zip file. This metadata can be viewed with ESRI ArcGIS software, and can be exported to FGDC and ISO metadata formats.

Geographic Description: Ipswich Watershed, Parker Watershed, Plum Island Ecosystems, Massachusetts

Data Format: Zip file containing Idrisi GIS files and metadata

Keywords: Land cover, GIS, Disturbance, Watersheds, PIE LTER, Plum Island Ecosystem, New England, Massachusetts, Ipswich River Watershed, North Reading

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