Land Use / Land Cover Related GIS Data

Native Vegetation

From a mylar 1:1,000,000 map published by CSD in 1993. Used to determine the number of acres of each vegetation type across Nebraska.

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Native Vegetation Map

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  GIS Shapefiles Meta Data
UTM native_utm.zip native_arc_utm.html
native_poly_utm.html
native_veg_utm.html
State Plane native_stp.zip native_arc_stp.html
native_poly_stp.html
native_veg_stp.html

2005 Land Use Mapping

The raster land use/land cover data is a geo-referenced, thematic data layer produced using multi-date 2005 Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper satellite imagery. The satellite imagery used in the classification was collected between the dates of 06/13/2005 and 9/20/2005. The nominal scale is 1:100,000 with a ground resolution of 28.5 meters or 93.48 feet. There are 25 classes and crops are identified as either being irrigated or dry land. The overall accuracy for the classification was calculated at 80.43% with a KAPPA value of 0.7761. This project was part of a joint research project between CALMIT and the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources. Additional data and information are available at the CALMIT|Statewide Land Use Mapping site.

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2005 Land Use Mapping

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  State Plane Meta Data
Arc Grid 2005_NE_Landuse_Arc_GRID.zip Nebraska_2005_landuse.html
Shapefile shapefile.zip
Geotiff Geog_Tiff.zip
ERDAS Imagine Imagine.zip
2005 CenterPivots 2005_NE_Center_Pivots.zip NE_2005_center_pivots.html
2005 Other Irrigation (non-pivot) 2005_NE_Other_Irr.zip NE_2005_other_irrigation.html
2005 Landuse Map 2005_Nebraska_landuse_map.pdf landcover_2005_metadata.html
2005 Landuse Final Report 2005_NE_landuse_finalreport.pdf

COHYST Land Use Mapping

CALMIT-developed land cover databases based on Landsat-5 and Landsat-7 Thematic Mapper (TM) satellite imagery and ancillary data. Part of the Platte River Cooperative Hydrology Study (COHYST), a multi-agency effort that seeks to improve the understanding of the hydrological conditions in the Platte River watershed in Nebraska upstream of Columbus, NE. Additional data and information are available at the CALMIT|COHYST Land Use Mapping site.

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COHYST Land Use Mapping

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  Arc Grid Meta Data
2005 Land Use Arc_Grid_05.zip 2005_central_platte_landuse.html
2001 Land Use Arc_Grid_01.zip landcover_2001_metadata.htm
1997 Land Use Arc_Grid_97.zip landcover_1997_metadata.html
1982 Land Use Arc_Grid_82.zip landcover_1982_metadata.htm

NE GAP Land Cover

Land Cover of Nebraska is a generalized depiction of the state's natural vegetation, its agricultural lands and urban areas. The map was developed principally from analysis of Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) imagery acquired in 1991-1993. Mapping was accomplished using a multi-season image analysis designed to capture the seasonal changes of grasslands and woodlands and variations in the management of croplands. This map was prepared at CALMIT, with principal funding provided by the U.S. Geological Survey Gap Analysis Program (GAP). Additional data and information are also available at the CALMIT|Nebraska GAP site.

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NE GAP Land Cover

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  ERDAS Imagine files Meta Data
Albers 2005_NEGAP_landcover.zip ne_gap_landcover_metadata.htm