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Title: EnviroAtlas - Percent Urban Land Cover by 12-Digit HUC for the Conterminous United States
Abstract: This EnviroAtlas dataset estimates the percent urban land for each 12-digit hydrologic unit code (HUC) in the conterminous United States. For the purposes of this map, urban land cover includes a variety of development, such as open spaces, parks, golf courses, single family homes, multifamily housing units, retail, commercial, industrial sites, and associated infrastructure. Urban land cover is not confined to city limits. This dataset was produced by the US EPA to support research and online mapping activities related to EnviroAtlas. EnviroAtlas (https://www.epa.gov/enviroatlas) allows the user to interact with a web-based, easy-to-use, mapping application to view and analyze multiple ecosystem services for the contiguous United States. The dataset is available as downloadable data (https://edg.epa.gov/data/Public/ORD/EnviroAtlas) or as an EnviroAtlas map service. Additional descriptive information about each attribute in this dataset can be found in its associated EnviroAtlas Fact Sheet (https://www.epa.gov/enviroatlas/enviroatlas-fact-sheets).
Purpose: This dataset, which has been summarized by 12-digit HUCs, could be used either alone or in conjunction with other data layers, such as other land cover percentage maps, to provide insight into the current balance of urban land cover. The overall goal of EnviroAtlas is to employ and develop the best available science to map indicators of ecosystem services production, demand, and drivers for the nation.
Open/Close section Distribution Information
Resource(Server) URL: https://enviroatlas.epa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/National/National2016_master/MapServer
Download URL: https://edg.epa.gov/data/Public/ORD/EnviroAtlas/National
Reference URL: https://www.epa.gov/enviroatlas/enviroatlas-data
Website URL: https://www.epa.gov/enviroatlas
Open/Close section Time Period of Content
Publication Date: 2012
Progress: Completed
Frequency: As needed
Open/Close section Single Date
Date: 2006 (NLCD), 201103 (WBD)
Currentness: Publication date
Open/Close section Spatial Domain
West Bounding Longitude: -128.02839229
East Bounding Longitude: -65.20336449
North Bounding Latitude: 51.6773602
South Bounding Latitude: 22.7348894
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License https://edg.epa.gov/EPA_Data_License.htm
Access: None.
Use: None. Please check sources, scale, accuracy, currentness and other available information. Please confirm that you are using the most recent copy of both data and metadata. Acknowledgement of the EPA would be appreciated.
Open/Close section Theme Keywords
Theme Topics: Environment and Conservation
Open/Close section Contact Information
Originator: US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA)
Email: EnviroAtlas@epa.gov
Address Type: mailing address
City: Research Triangle Park
State: NC
Postal Code: 27711
Telephone: 000-000-0000
Open/Close section Metadata Reference Information
File Identifier: {0068AF7C-DE6C-4510-806A-BC35F333FE24}
Metadata Date Stamp: 2017-05-23
Metadata Standard Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata Standard Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998