Land Use/Land Cover

Land Cover

National Land Cover Database 2011 (NLCD 2011) is the most recent national land cover product created by the Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics (MRLC) Consortium. NLCD 2011 provides - for the first time - the capability to assess wall-to-wall, spatially explicit, national land cover changes and trends across the United States from 2001 to 2011. As with two previous NLCD land cover products NLCD 2011 keeps the same 16-class land cover classification scheme that has been applied consistently across the United States at a spatial resolution of 30 meters. NLCD 2011 is based primarily on a decision-tree classification of circa 2011 Landsat satellite data. The data has been clipped to Tennessee.

Projection:  NAD_1983_StatePlane_Tennessee_ 4100_Feet
Units: Feet
Datum: D_North_American_1983

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Public Lands

We have been trying to compile a public land layer for quite a while.  To have this information would take some time to clean (and merge) data from a variety of agencies. We are working on obtaining the most recent updates from the various agencies and will provide them as soon as possible.


TVA - Reservoirs - 
National Park Service - 
National Forest Service - 
State Forestry - 
State Parks and Natural Areas -