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Land Cover - Minnesota Land Cover Classification System

This page last updated: 2006-08-09 09:15:35.0
Metadata created using Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines


Metadata Summary

Originator Minnesota DNR - MIS Bureau
Abstract Land cover data set based on the Minnesota Land Cover Classification System (MLCCS) coding scheme. This data was produced using a combination of aerial photograph interpretation and field surveys. There is a minimum mapping unit of 1 acre for natural vegetation and 2 acres for artificial cover types.
Use Tips This dataset is compiled from a variety of organizations using the Minnesota Land Cover Classification System techniques. These data have been reviewed and certified for inclusion here.

Please note that where data from different sources meet, the data have NOT been edge-matched. These data are not topologically verified.

Browse Graphic View a sample of the data.
Time Period of Content Date 1999-present
Currentness Reference Newest data created using aerial photography from 2007 and field work in 2008.
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Distributor Organization DNR-MIS
Ordering Instructions See Online Linkage or Distribution Contact
Online Linkage http://deli.dnr.state.mn.us/


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Land Cover - Minnesota Land Cover Classification System

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2. Data Quality Information
3. Spatial Data Organization Information
4. Spatial Reference Information
5. Entity and Attribute Information
6. Distribution Information
7. Metadata Reference Information

 
Section 1 Identification Information   Top of page
Originator Minnesota DNR - MIS Bureau
Title Land Cover - Minnesota Land Cover Classification System
Abstract Land cover data set based on the Minnesota Land Cover Classification System (MLCCS) coding scheme. This data was produced using a combination of aerial photograph interpretation and field surveys. There is a minimum mapping unit of 1 acre for natural vegetation and 2 acres for artificial cover types.
Use Tips This dataset is compiled from a variety of organizations using the Minnesota Land Cover Classification System techniques. These data have been reviewed and certified for inclusion here.

Please note that where data from different sources meet, the data have NOT been edge-matched. These data are not topologically verified.

Purpose To support conservation activities, land use planning, and analysis
Time Period of Content Date 1999-present
Currentness Reference Newest data created using aerial photography from 2007 and field work in 2008.
Progress In Work
Maintenance and Update Frequency As Needed
Spatial Extent of Data Scattered throughout Minnesota
Bounding Coordinates -96.5
-89
49.5
43
Place Keywords Minnesota
Theme Keywords land cover, vegetation, cultivated land, impervious surface, natural plant communities, biota
Theme Keyword Thesaurus None
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Contact Person Information Bart Richardson, GIS Project Manager
DNR-MIS
1200 Warner Road
St. Paul, MN 55106
Phone: (651) 259-5796
FAX: (651) 772-7977
E-mail:
Browse Graphic View a sample of the data.
Browse Graphic File Description Sample map showing Level 1 of the MLCCS classification. Overlaid with County Highway Map symbology.
Associated Data Sets

 
Section 2 Data Quality Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Attribute Accuracy
Logical Consistency Not assessed
Completeness The data is typically created by cities and counties as funding becomes available. Consequently, this is not a seamless dataset and is sparse outside of the metropolitan region.
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Source layer mlccspy3: All digitizing was done at 1:3,000 scale on digital ortho photographs, with a horizontal interpretation and digitizing accuracy of 10 meters.
Vertical Positional Accuracy Source layer mlccspy3: Not Applicable
Lineage
Source Scale Denominator Source layer mlccspy3: 3000
 
Section 3 Spatial Data Organization Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Native Data Set Environment ArcGIS Personal Geodatabase
Geographic Reference for Tabular Data Ground Condition
Spatial Object Type vector
Vendor Specific Object Types polygon
Tiling Scheme county
 
Section 4 Spatial Reference Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Horizontal Coordinate Scheme UTM
Ellipsoid GRS1980
Horizontal Datum NAD83
Horizontal Units meters
Distance Resolution Source layer mlccspy3: All digitizing was done at 1:3,000 scale on digital ortho photographs, with a horizontal interpretation and digitizing accuracy of 10 meters.
Altitude Datum Not Applicable
Altitude Units Not Applicable
Depth Datum Not Applicable
Depth Units Not Applicable
Cell Width
Cell Height
Latitude Resolution
Longitude Resolution
UTM Zone Number 15
SPCS Zone Identifier
County Coordinate Zone Identifier
Coordinate Offsets or Adjustments Not Applicable
Map Projection Name Transverse Mercator
Map Projection Parameters Not Applicable
Other Coordinate System's Definition Not Applicable
 
Section 5 Entity and Attribute Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Entity and Attribute Overview Data Elements for Attribute Table LULC_MLCCSPY3:

UNIQUE_ID: A unique number assigned to each polygon to help track it for field checking. The DNR assigns the numbers based on the USGS DOQ quarter-quad number and a print tiling scheme.

C_TEXT: Full text description of the classification code

M_0XX: Modifiers to indicate percent imperviousness

M_2XX: Modifiers to identify Land Use

FLD_CODE: Land cover code derived from field work.

FLD_DATE: Date of the field work (year-month-day with no delimiters, e.g. 20030719)

IMG_CODE: Land cover code derived from aerial pohto or image interpretation.

M_400: Overgrown prairie/savanna

M_401: Overgrown woodland

M_402: Purple loostrife

M_403: Eurasian watermilfoil

M_404: Curly-leaf pondweed

M_406: Narrow-leaf cattail

M_407: Crown vetch

M_409: Leafy spurge

M_410: Tartarian honey suckle

M_412: Reed canary grass

M_414: Spotted knapweed

M_416: Siberian elm

M_60X: Forest dynamics

M_61X: Percent tree canopy cover

M_62X: Cover size expressed as average diameter of trees

M_71X: Water regime (NWI modifiers)

M_75X: Spring features

NOTES: Descriptive notes

ACRES: Area of polygon in acres

IMG_TYPE: List of date and type of images, e.g. [2003 FSA color DOQ | 2000 Met Council BW DOQ]

C_ALPHA: MLCCS Level 4 Land Cover Type - Alpha Code

C_NUM: MLCCS Level 4 Land Cover Type - Number Code

M_30X: Modifiers for vegetation management

M_34X: Modifiers for the quality of the natural community, based on DNR's Natural Heritage Element Occurrence Rank (EOR). Valid values are: A = highest quality natural community, B = good quality natural community, C = moderate condition natural community, D = poor condition of a natural community, NA = Native species present in an altered/non-native plant community, NN = Altered / non-native plant community FLD_LEVEL must be => 3 for a A or B ranking; FLD_LEVEL must be => 2 for a C or D ranking; FLD_LEVEL must be => 1 for a NA or NN ranking

M_31X: Modifiers for management type

M_32X: Modifiers for natural community disturbance types

M_418: Grecian Foxglove

M_419: Amur Maple

M_420: Black Locust

FLD_LEVEL: The degree the polygon was field checked. Mandatory if FLD_CODE is populated. 0 = site not visited, 1 = viewed the site from a distance, 2 = visited the edge of the site, 3 = visited part of the site, 4 = visited the entire site

M_421: Absinthe sage - Artemisia absinthium

M_499: Other invasive species

M_5XX: Tree species

M_72X: Built features

M_73X: Wetland features

M_74X: Stream features

SOURCE: Author of data (interpretation and digitizing)

M_405: Flowering rush

M_408: Common buckthorn

M_411: Garlic mustard

M_413: Smooth brome

M_415: Thistle

M_417: Phragmites

CARTO: Simplification of land cover types for cartographic purposes.

Entity and Attribute Detailed Citation
Value Domain for Data Element M_0XX:
0 = 0% impervious
100 = 100% impervious
12 = 12% impervious ( 2 acre lot)
20 = 20% impervious ( 1 acre lot)
25 = 25% impervious (1/2 acre lot)
30 = 30% impervious (1/3 acre lot)
38 = 38% impervious (1/4 acre lot)
65 = 65% impervious (1/8 acre lot)
72 = 72% impervious (large buildings)
85 = 85% impervious (large buildings or pavement)
96 = 96% impervious

Value Domain for Data Element M_2XX:
210 = Residential
211 = Low Density Residential (one dwelling unit per acre)
212 = Medium Density Residential (two to five dwelling units per acre)
213 = High Density Residential (greater than five dwelling units per acre)
220 = Commercial / Industrial
221 = Commercial
222 = Industrial
223 = City Center
224 = Institutional
225 = Corporate Park
226 = Recreational
227 = Utility
228 = Brown field
229 = Other
230 = Transportation (Roads & Railroads)
231 = Roads
232 = Railroads
233 = Parking Lot
234 = Runway
235 = Marina / Barge Tie-ups
236 = Other
240 = Open space use
241 = Parks (picnic grounds, ball fields, playgrounds)
242 = Golf Course
243 = Big Lawn
244 = Public Garden
245 = Cemetery
250 = Pavement
251 = Unimproved (Dirt)
252 = Gravel
253 = Bituminous
254 = Concrete
255 = Porous Pavement
256 = Brick / Cobblestone
257 = Other
260 = Farm buildings
261 = Farmstead
262 = Feeding Operation
270 = Agricultural field methods
271 = Straight row
272 = Crop residue
273 = Contoured
274 = Terraced
275 = Pasture
276 = Hayfield

Value Domain for Data Element M_400:
400 = Overgrown prairie/savanna

Value Domain for Data Element M_401:
401 = Overgrown woodland

Value Domain for Data Element M_402:
0 = unknown, or if field checked, plants not observed
1 = observed, unknown quantity
2 = 1% to 5% coverage
3 = 6% to 25% coverage
4 = 26% to 50% coverage
5 = 51% to 75% coverage
6 = 76% to 100% coverage

Value Domain for Data Element M_403:
0 = unknown, or if field checked, plants not observed
1 = observed, unknown quantity
2 = 1% to 5% coverage
3 = 6% to 25% coverage
4 = 26% to 50% coverage
5 = 51% to 75% coverage
6 = 76% to 100% coverage

Value Domain for Data Element M_404:
0 = unknown, or if field checked, plants not observed
1 = observed, unknown quantity
2 = 1% to 5% coverage
3 = 6% to 25% coverage
4 = 26% to 50% coverage
5 = 51% to 75% coverage
6 = 76% to 100% coverage

Value Domain for Data Element M_406:
0 = unknown, or if field checked, plants not observed
1 = observed, unknown quantity
2 = 1% to 5% coverage
3 = 6% to 25% coverage
4 = 26% to 50% coverage
5 = 51% to 75% coverage
6 = 76% to 100% coverage

Value Domain for Data Element M_407:
0 = unknown, or if field checked, plants not observed
1 = observed, unknown quantity
2 = 1% to 5% coverage
3 = 6% to 25% coverage
4 = 26% to 50% coverage
5 = 51% to 75% coverage
6 = 76% to 100% coverage

Value Domain for Data Element M_409:
0 = unknown, or if field checked, plants not observed
1 = observed, unknown quantity
2 = 1% to 5% coverage
3 = 6% to 25% coverage
4 = 26% to 50% coverage
5 = 51% to 75% coverage
6 = 76% to 100% coverage

Value Domain for Data Element M_410:
0 = unknown, or if field checked, plants not observed
1 = observed, unknown quantity
2 = 1% to 5% coverage
3 = 6% to 25% coverage
4 = 26% to 50% coverage
5 = 51% to 75% coverage
6 = 76% to 100% coverage

Value Domain for Data Element M_412:
0 = unknown, or if field checked, plants not observed
1 = observed, unknown quantity
2 = 1% to 5% coverage
3 = 6% to 25% coverage
4 = 26% to 50% coverage
5 = 51% to 75% coverage
6 = 76% to 100% coverage

Value Domain for Data Element M_414:
0 = unknown, or if field checked, plants not observed
1 = observed, unknown quantity
2 = 1% to 5% coverage
3 = 6% to 25% coverage
4 = 26% to 50% coverage
5 = 51% to 75% coverage
6 = 76% to 100% coverage

Value Domain for Data Element M_416:
0 = unknown, or if field checked, plants not observed
1 = observed, unknown quantity
2 = 1% to 5% coverage
3 = 6% to 25% coverage
4 = 26% to 50% coverage
5 = 51% to 75% coverage
6 = 76% to 100% coverage

Value Domain for Data Element M_60X:
601 = Stand initiation
602 = Stem exclusion.
603 = Understory reinitiation
604 = Old, multi-aged community

Value Domain for Data Element M_61X:
610 = No tree cover
611 = 1% to 10% tree cover
612 = 11% to 20% tree cover
613 = 21% to 40% tree cover
614 = 41% to 60% tree cover
615 = 61% to 80% tree cover
616 = 81% to 100% tree cover

Value Domain for Data Element M_62X:
621 = not applicable to stand
622 = 0 to 0.9' Diameter Breast Height (DBH)
623 = 1 to 2.9' DBH
624 = 3 to 4.9' DBH
625 = 5 to 8.9' DBH
626 = 9 to 14.9' DBH
627 = 15 to 19.9' DBH
628 = 20 to 24.9' DBH
629 = 25+? DBH

Value Domain for Data Element M_71X:
710 = Temporarily Flooded (A)
711 = Saturated (B)
712 = Seasonally Flooded (C)
713 = Semipermanently Flooded (F)
714 = Intermittently Exposed (G)
715 = Permanently Flooded (H)
716 = Artificially Flooded (K)

Value Domain for Data Element M_75X:
750 = Groundwater seepage/springs present

Value Domain for Data Element M_34X:
A = highest quality natural community
B = good quality natural community
C = moderate condition natural community
D = poor condition of a natural community
NA = Native species present in an altered/non-native plant community
NN = Altered / non-native plant community

Value Domain for Data Element M_418:
0 = unknown, or if field checked, plants not observed
1 = observed, unknown quantity
2 = 1% to 5% coverage
3 = 6% to 25% coverage
4 = 26% to 50% coverage
5 = 51% to 75% coverage
6 = 76% to 100% coverage

Value Domain for Data Element M_419:
0 = unknown, or if field checked, plants not observed
1 = observed, unknown quantity
2 = 1% to 5% coverage
3 = 6% to 25% coverage
4 = 26% to 50% coverage
5 = 51% to 75% coverage
6 = 76% to 100% coverage

Value Domain for Data Element M_420:
0 = unknown, or if field checked, plants not observed
1 = observed, unknown quantity
2 = 1% to 5% coverage
3 = 6% to 25% coverage
4 = 26% to 50% coverage
5 = 51% to 75% coverage
6 = 76% to 100% coverage

Value Domain for Data Element FLD_LEVEL:
0 = site not visited
1 = viewed the site from a distance
2 = visited the edge of the site
3 = visited part of the site
4 = visited the entire site

Value Domain for Data Element M_421:
0 = unknown, or if field checked, plants not observed
1 = observed, unknown quantity
2 = 1% to 5% coverage
3 = 6% to 25% coverage
4 = 26% to 50% coverage
5 = 51% to 75% coverage
6 = 76% to 100% coverage

Value Domain for Data Element M_499:
0 = unknown, or if field checked, plants not observed
1 = observed, unknown quantity
2 = 1% to 5% coverage
3 = 6% to 25% coverage
4 = 26% to 50% coverage
5 = 51% to 75% coverage
6 = 76% to 100% coverage

Value Domain for Data Element M_405:
0 = unknown, or if field checked, plants not observed
1 = observed, unknown quantity
2 = 1% to 5% coverage
3 = 6% to 25% coverage
4 = 26% to 50% coverage
5 = 51% to 75% coverage
6 = 76% to 100% coverage

Value Domain for Data Element M_408:
0 = unknown, or if field checked, plants not observed
1 = observed, unknown quantity
2 = 1% to 5% coverage
3 = 6% to 25% coverage
4 = 26% to 50% coverage
5 = 51% to 75% coverage
6 = 76% to 100% coverage

Value Domain for Data Element M_411:
0 = unknown, or if field checked, plants not observed
1 = observed, unknown quantity
2 = 1% to 5% coverage
3 = 6% to 25% coverage
4 = 26% to 50% coverage
5 = 51% to 75% coverage
6 = 76% to 100% coverage

Value Domain for Data Element M_413:
0 = unknown, or if field checked, plants not observed
1 = observed, unknown quantity
2 = 1% to 5% coverage
3 = 6% to 25% coverage
4 = 26% to 50% coverage
5 = 51% to 75% coverage
6 = 76% to 100% coverage

Value Domain for Data Element M_415:
0 = unknown, or if field checked, plants not observed
1 = observed, unknown quantity
2 = 1% to 5% coverage
3 = 6% to 25% coverage
4 = 26% to 50% coverage
5 = 51% to 75% coverage
6 = 76% to 100% coverage

Value Domain for Data Element M_417:
0 = unknown, or if field checked, plants not observed
1 = observed, unknown quantity
2 = 1% to 5% coverage
3 = 6% to 25% coverage
4 = 26% to 50% coverage
5 = 51% to 75% coverage
6 = 76% to 100% coverage

Value Domain for Data Element CARTO:
11 = 5-10% Impervious
12 = 11-25% Impervious
13 = 26-50% Impervious
14 = 51-75% Impervious
15 = 76-100% Impervious
21 = Short Grasses
22 = Agricultural Land
23 = Maintained Tall Grass
24 = Tree Plantation
31 = Forest
32 = Wetland Forest
51 = Shrubland
52 = Wetland Shrubs
61 = Tall Grasses
62 = Wetland Emergent Veg.
63 = Dry Tall Grasses
71 = Lichen Scrubland
81 = Rock Outcrop
82 = Mud Flat
90 = Open Water
92 = Wetland Open Water
 
Section 6 Distribution Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Publisher Minnesota DNR - MIS Bureau
Publication Date 2003-05-30 00:00:00.0
Contact Person Information Hal Watson
GIS Database Coordinator
DNR-MIS
500 Lafayette Road, Box 11
St. Paul, MN 55155-4011
Phone: (651) 259-5508
FAX: (651) 297-4946
E-mail:
Distributor's Data Set Identifier lulc_mlccspy3
Distribution Liability The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources makes no representation or warranties, express or implied, with respect to the reuse of data provided herewith, regardless of its format or the means of its transmission. There is no guarantee or representation to the user as to the accuracy, currency, suitability, or reliability of this data for any purpose. The user accepts the data as is, and assumes all risks associated with its use. By accepting this data, the user agrees not to transmit this data or provide access to it or any part of it to another party unless the user shall include with the data a copy of this disclaimer. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources assumes no responsibility for actual or consequential damage incurred as a result of any users reliance on this data.
Transfer Format Name Shapefile
Transfer Format Version Number Not Applicable
Transfer Size
Ordering Instructions See Online Linkage or Distribution Contact
Online Linkage http://deli.dnr.state.mn.us/
 
Section 7 Metadata Reference Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Metadata Date 2006-08-09 09:15:35.0
Contact Person Information Bart Richardson, GIS Project Manager
DNR-MIS
1200 Warner Road
St. Paul, MN 55106
Phone: (651) 259-5796
FAX: (651) 772-7977
E-mail:
Metadata Standard Name Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines
Metadata Standard Version 1.2
Metadata Standard Online Linkage http://www.gis.state.mn.us/stds/metadata.htm



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