A new map produced by the trinational North American Land Change Monitoring System (NALCMS) and supported by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) depicts year 2010 land cover across North America at 30-meter spatial resolution, representing a significant increase in resolution from the previous NALCMS 250-meter continental products.
Created from a composite of images assembled from satellite observations (Landsat-7), this land cover product was developed through a collaborative effort that applied a harmonized, 19-class land cover classification system for Canada, Mexico and the United States to provide uniform information at a consistent scale for the continent. This data set will be invaluable to international organizations, nongovernmental conservation organizations, land managers, scientific researchers and others to help them to better understand the dynamics and continental-scale patterns of North America’s land cover at a new spatial resolution that enables both regional and local analysis. To view and download the 2010 land cover 30-meter map at no cost. Read More