USDA-NASS 2011 North Dakota Cropland Data Layer

The USDA, NASS Cropland Data Layer (CDL) is a raster, geo-referenced, crop-specific land cover data layer. The 2011 CDL has a ground resolution of 30 meters. The CDL is produced using satellite imagery from the Landsat 5 TM sensor, Landsat 7 ETM+ sensor, the Spanish DEIMOS-1 sensor, the British UK-DMC 2 sensor, and the Indian Remote Sensing RESOURCESAT-1 (IRS-P6) Advanced Wide Field Sensor (AWiFS) collected during the current growing season. Some CDL states used additional satellite imagery and ancillary inputs to supplement and improve the classification. These additional sources can include the United States Geological Survey (USGS) National Elevation Dataset (NED), the USGS National Land Cover Database 2006 (NLCD 2006), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) 250 meter 16 day Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) composites. Agricultural training and validation data are derived from the Farm Service Agency (FSA) Common Land Unit (CLU) Program. The NLCD 2006 is used as non-agricultural training and validation data. Please refer to the 'Supplemental_Information' Section of this metadata file for a complete list of all imagery, ancillary data, and training validation data used to generate this state's CDL. The strength and emphasis of the CDL is agricultural land cover. Please note that no farmer reported data are derivable from the Cropland Data Layer. Constraints: Users of our Cropland Data Layer (CDL) and associated raster and vector data files are solely responsible for interpretations made from these products. The CDL is provided "as is". USDA-NASS does not warrant results you may obtain by using the Cropland Data Layer. Feel free to contact our staff at ( if technical questions arise in the use of our Cropland Data Layer. NASS does provide considerable metadata and substantial statistical performance measures in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) section on the CDL website and on the CD-ROM and/or DVD. Not to be used for navigation, for informational purposes only. See full disclaimer for more information.

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Maintainer Hosek, Brian
Last Updated July 28, 2019, 23:57 (CDT)
Created July 28, 2019, 23:57 (CDT)
Identifier 3f2b1a95-fcd6-4f90-be7e-5d412d11c1ba
Issued 2016-01-26
Modified 2017-04-07
accessLevel public
publisher Game and Fish Department
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temporal 2012-09-25T05:00:00-04:00/2012-09-25T05:00:00-04:00