C-CAP High-Resolution Land Cover and Change

NOAA Office for Coastal Management


Nationally standardized, raster-based inventories of U.S. coastal land cover data are derived from the analysis of multiple dates of remotely sensed imagery. Two types of files are available: individual dates of land cover that supply a wall-to-wall map for each area, and change files that compare one date to another.

These detailed products bring NOAA’s national land cover mapping framework to the local level and are developed for specific project-based geographies (not the entire coastal land cover mapping boundary). Data are often developed in partnership with state and local groups.

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