Landuse – Landcover Theme Definition: LU/LC is a term referring collectively to natural and man-made surface features that cover the land (Land Cover) and to the primary ways in which land cover is used by humans (Land Use). Examples of Land Cover may be grass, asphalt, trees, bare ground, water, etc. Examples of Land Use may be urban, agricultural, ranges, and forest areas.

Updated on January 11, 2020
NGDA Land Use Land Cover Theme

Community Type: NGDA

Sponsor: FGDC

Sponsor Email: NGDATeam@fgdc.gov

Theme Lead Agency: United States Forest Service (USFS), United States Geological Survey (USGS)

Theme Lead: Greg Reams (USFS), Bradley Reed (USGS)