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County land use and land cover

Extent: print size: 32 by 51 in.
Thumbnail image for downloadable map: County land use and land cover
Description: Large format (typically 32 x 51 inches)
Date: May 1, 2000
Subject(s): Agriculture; Maps; Transportation; Land Use; Land Cover; Land Type; Vegetation Cover; Forested; Urban; Wetlands
Creator(s): Land Management Information Center (Minn.);International Coalition for Land and Water Stewardship in the Red River Basin; Manitoba Remote Sensing Centre; Metropolitan Council; Olmsted County Planning Department; Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Publisher: Land Management Information Center; Land Management Information Center (Minn.); Land Management Information Center (Minn.); Land Management Information Center (Minn.); Land Management Information Center (Minn.)
Contact: John Hoshal, 651-201-2482; GIS Services Supervisor
Related works:
Is part of Printed map order form (html page)
Is part of 1990's census of the land (online mapping tool)
References Metro area generalized land use, 2000 (online mapping tool)
References Twin Cities 1990 land use (metadata record)
References Agricultural and transition areas (metadata record)
Is part of Forested areas (metadata record)

The Land Management Information Center created a series of land use and cover maps for each Minnesota county, using the most recent (with the exception of the Twin Cities metropolitan area -- see Related Work for 1997 land use) and detailed data sources available in early 2000. The color maps feature up to 16 classes of land use; they also show roads, minor civil division boundaries and public land survey sections. Each map also includes a table showing percentage and acreage of each land use category in the county.

Six different land use data sets, completed at varying times using different classifications and methods, were used to create these maps. These data sets are: agricultural and transition areas (1989-1991); forested areas (1991-1996); Twin Cities metropolitan area (1990); Beltrami and Clearwater counties (1986); Olmsted County (1992); and Camp Ripley and Beltrami Island State Forest (1992-1996). Reference information was obtained from the Land Management Information Center, the U.S. Bureau of the Census 1990 TIGER/Line files and the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Both the agricultural and transition areas and forested areas inventories were funded by the Minnesota Legislature, as recommended by the Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources (

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