Raster Dataset

imagery land cover lulc


The goal of this project is to provide the Nation with complete, current, and consistent public domain information on its land use and land cover.



The National Land Cover Database products are created through a cooperative project conducted by the Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics (MRLC) Consortium. The MRLC Consortium is a partnership of Federal agencies (, consisting of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Forest Service (USDA-FS), the National Park Service (NPS), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The success of NLCD over nearly two decades is credited to the continuing collaborative spirit of the agencies that make up the MRLC. NLCD 2011 is the most up-to-date iteration of the National Land Cover Database, the definitive Landsat-based, 30-meter resolution land cover database for the Nation. The data in NLCD 2011 are completely integrated with NLCD 2001 (2011 Edition, amended 2014) and NLCD 2006 (2011 Edition, amended 2014). For NLCD 2011, there are 5 primary data products: 1) NLCD 2011 Land Cover 2) NLCD 2006/2011 Land Cover Change Pixels labeled with the 2011 land cover class 3) NLCD 2011 Percent Developed Imperviousness 4) NLCD 2006/2011 Percent Developed Imperviousness Change Pixels 5) NLCD 2011 Tree Canopy Cover provided by an MRLC partner - the USDA Forest Service Remote Sensing Applications Center. In addition, ancillary metadata includes the NLCD 2011 Path/Row Index shapefile showing the footprint of Landsat scenes and change analysis pairs used to derive 2006/2011 spectral change. All Landsat scene acquisition dates are included in the shapefile's attribute table. As part of the NLCD 2011 project, NLCD 2001 and 2006 land cover and impervious data products were revised and reissued (2011 Edition, amended 2014) to provide full compatibility with the new NLCD 2011 products. The 2014 amended version corrects for the over-elimination of small areas of the four developed classes. NLCD Tree Canopy Cover was created using MRLC mapping zones from NLCD 2001 (see Tree Canopy Cover metadata for additional detail). All other NLCD 2011 products were created on a path/row basis and mosaicked to create a seamless national product. Questions about the NLCD 2011 land cover product can be directed to the NLCD 2011 land cover mapping team at the USGS/EROS, Sioux Falls, SD (605) 594-6151 or


Use limitations


West  -94.678757    East  -89.597003
North  36.632587    South  32.872031

Scale Range
Maximum (zoomed in)  1:5,000
Minimum (zoomed out)  1:150,000,000

ArcGIS Metadata 

Topics and Keywords 

*Content type  Downloadable Data


*Title NLCD2011_LC_Arkansas.tif

Presentation formats* digital map

Resource Details 

Dataset languages* English (UNITED STATES)

Spatial representation type* grid

*Processing environment Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS

ArcGIS item properties
*Name NLCD2011_LC_Arkansas.tif
*Location file://H:\Administration\GeoStor\Data Loading\USGS\NLCD2011_LC_Arkansas\NLCD2011_LC_Arkansas.tif
*Access protocol Local Area Network


Geographic extent
Bounding rectangle
Extent type  Extent used for searching
*West longitude -94.678757
*East longitude -89.597003
*North latitude 36.632587
*South latitude 32.872031
*Extent contains the resource Yes

Extent in the item's coordinate system
*West longitude 122655.000000
*East longitude 568065.000000
*South latitude 1107285.000000
*North latitude 1510485.000000
*Extent contains the resource Yes

Spatial Reference 

ArcGIS coordinate system
*Type Projected
*Geographic coordinate reference GCS_North_American_1983
*Projection Albers_Conical_Equal_Area
*Coordinate reference details
Projected coordinate system
X origin -16901100
Y origin -6972200
XY scale 266467840.99085236
Z origin -100000
Z scale 10000
M origin -100000
M scale 10000
XY tolerance 0.001
Z tolerance 0.001
M tolerance 0.001
High precision true
Well-known text PROJCS["Albers_Conical_Equal_Area",GEOGCS["GCS_North_American_1983",DATUM["D_North_American_1983",SPHEROID["GRS_1980",6378137.0,298.257222101]],PRIMEM["Greenwich",0.0],UNIT["Degree",0.0174532925199433]],PROJECTION["Albers"],PARAMETER["false_easting",0.0],PARAMETER["false_northing",0.0],PARAMETER["central_meridian",-96.0],PARAMETER["standard_parallel_1",29.5],PARAMETER["standard_parallel_2",45.5],PARAMETER["latitude_of_origin",23.0],UNIT["Meter",1.0]]

Reference system identifier
*Value 0

Spatial Data Properties 

Georectified Grid
*Number of dimensions 2

Axis dimensions properties
Dimension type  column (x-axis)
*Dimension size 14847
*Resolution  30.000000 Meter

Axis dimensions properties
Dimension type  row (y-axis)
*Dimension size 13440
*Resolution  30.000000 Meter

*Cell geometry  area
*Point in pixel  center

*Transformation parameters are available Yes

*Check points are available No

Corner points
*Point 122655.000000 1107285.000000
*Point 122655.000000 1510485.000000
*Point 568065.000000 1510485.000000
*Point 568065.000000 1107285.000000

*Center point 345360.000000 1308885.000000

ArcGIS Raster Properties
General Information
*Pixel depth 8
*Compression type None
*Number of bands 1
*Raster format TIFF
*Source type discrete
*Pixel type unsigned integer
*No data value 255
*Has colormap Yes
*Has pyramids No

Spatial Data Content 

Image Description
*Type of information  thematic classification

Band information
*Description Band_1
*Number of bits per value 8


Distribution format
*Name Raster Dataset


Details for object NLCD2011_LC_Arkansas.tif.vat 
*Type Table
*Row count 15

Field OID
*Alias OID
*Data type OID
*Width 4
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
*Field description
Internal feature number.

*Description source

*Description of values
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

Field Value
*Alias Value
*Data type Integer
*Width 9
*Precision 9
*Scale 0

Field Count
*Alias Count
*Data type Double
*Width 19
*Precision 0
*Scale 0

Field Red
*Alias Red
*Data type Double
*Width 19
*Precision 0
*Scale 0

Field Green
*Alias Green
*Data type Double
*Width 19
*Precision 0
*Scale 0

Field Blue
*Alias Blue
*Data type Double
*Width 19
*Precision 0
*Scale 0

Field NLCD_2011
*Alias NLCD_2011
*Data type String
*Width 254
*Precision 0
*Scale 0

Field Opacity
*Alias Opacity
*Data type Double
*Width 19
*Precision 0
*Scale 0

Metadata Details 

*Metadata language English (UNITED STATES)
*Metadata character set  utf8 - 8 bit UCS Transfer Format

Scope of the data described by the metadata* dataset
Scope name* dataset

*Last update 2018-01-25

ArcGIS metadata properties
Metadata format ArcGIS 1.0
Standard or profile used to edit metadata ISO19139

Created in ArcGIS for the item 2014-12-05 13:57:05
Last modified in ArcGIS for the item 2018-01-25 11:02:15

Automatic updates
Have been performed Yes
Last update 2018-01-25 11:02:15

Thumbnail and Enclosures 

FGDC Metadata (read-only) 

Entities and Attributes