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Developed Imperviousness Descriptor-NLCD 2016 (Raster)

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Descriptive nameDeveloped Imperviousness Descriptor-NLCD 2016 (Raster)
File namenlcd16id
Spatial domainPima Cnty & Vicinity
AbstractNational Land Cover Database 2016 Developed Imperviousness Descriptor, produced by MRLC (Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics) Consortium. NLCD imperviousness products represent urban impervious surfaces as a percentage of developed surface over every 30-meter pixel in the United States. NLCD 2016 updates all previously released versions of impervious products for CONUS (NLCD 2001, NLCD 2006, NLCD 2011) along with a new date of impervious surface for 2016. New for NLCD 2016 is an impervious surface descriptor layer. This descriptor layer identifies types of roads, core urban areas, and energy production sites for each impervious pixel to allow deeper analysis of developed features.

Full metadata are included in the nlcd16id.img.xml file located in the same path as the maintenance format file.

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Known errors/qualifications1. Since new 2016 versions of NLCD products for all years have now been released, the decision was made to refrain from reprojecting this dataset into the County's standard NAD83 HARN projection. Since pixels were therefore not resampled, they do now represent the exact area on the ground that the original satellite sensor collected.
Feature typeraster
Feature count
Thumbnail Map
ProjectionWGS84 (Parameters)
Rectificationunknown
Field/value metadata Field metadata
Source organizationMRLC/USGS
Source contact
Source document or file nameNLCD_impervious_L48_20190405_full_zip.zip
Source date20190619
Source scale
Source formatGrid
Date of last data update
(This date may not be current.)
20190808
Last data update byErik Glenn
Date/time last touched - Meaning?   - The Enterprise GDB date was not found.
    - The Shapefile date was not found.
  See coverage files, if any, for date.
Lineage20190619 -- Downloaded from MRLC (Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics) Consortium, clipped (EG).
On maintenance?No
Maintenance organization
Maintenance description
Original conversion byErik Glenn
Pima County ITD GIS contactErik Glenn
Alternate Pima County ITD GIS contacte-mail address
On  Pima County Geospatial Data Portal? No

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