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Land Cover Data for Illinois

Land Cover Data for Illinois 1999-2000

Remote sensing is the science of deriving information about an object or phenomenon at or near the surface of the earth. This is acheived through analysis of data acquired by a camera or sensor system located in an aircraft or orbiting satellite. One of the ways in which remote sensing imagery has commonly been used is to derive information regarding surface, or land cover, characteristics.

Land Cover Introduction and Basic Concepts

Land Cover Data 1999-2000
Statistical Summary by Category, State and County
Land Cover Data 1991-1995
Differences between 1999-2000 and 1991-1995 Land Cover Data

USDA-NASS Cropland Data Layer 2007
USDA-NASS Cropland Data Layer 1999-2006
Illinois Gap Analysis Program

Project Support for Data Distribution

Project participants included: Illinois State Geological Survey, Illinois Natural History Survey, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR Ecosystems Program, Gap Analysis Program, Illinois Department of Agriculture, and USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service.