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I'm looking for a legend to the NLCD dataset. Does anybody know where I can find one?
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I'm looking for a legend to the NLCD dataset. Does anybody know where I can find one?


Are you looking for guidance or a legend file for Manifold or Arcmap?
Otherwise, see
http://www.mathworks...dct_fig1_wl.gif
as an example.

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Are you looking for guidance or a legend file for Manifold or Arcmap?
Otherwise, see
http://www.mathworks...dct_fig1_wl.gif
as an example.


Guidance mainly. I'll use it, along with Landsat imagery, local knowledge and a glance at Google Earth aerial photos, to sketch out land use to add color to a hillshade image.

That sample looks pretty useful. Thanks!
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I have recently downloaded some of this data from the USGS and the legend is included with the imagery. It renders like shown in the attached image (nlcd.jpg). I have also attached an example of something I have done mixing the NLCD with the hillshade. (hillshade.jpg)

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Rich,

I downloaded them from the Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics Consortium, didn't get a legend with it. Not that it matters that much, it's only a small area that I'm interested in and with the aerial photos, DRGs and everything along with it, I should be able to figure it out.
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The classes are described in the metadata documents. The NLCD 2001 metadata includes a table of value to RGB conversions. The NLCD 1992 values refer are:

Water
11 Open Water
12 Perennial Ice/Snow

Developed
21 Low Intensity Residential
22 High Intensity Residential
23 Commercial/Industrial/Transportation

Barren
31 Bare Rock/Sand/Clay
32 Quarries/Strip Mines/Gravel Pits
33 Transitional

Vegetated; Natural Forested Upland
41 Deciduous Forest
42 Evergreen Forest
43 Mixed Forest

Shrubland
51 Shrubland

Non-natural Woody
61 Orchards/Vineyards/Other

Herbaceous Upland
71 Grasslands/Herbaceous

Herbaceous Planted/Cultivated
81 Pasture/Hay
82 Row Crops
83 Small Grains
84 Fallow
85 Urban/Recreational Grasses

Wetlands
91 Woody Wetlands
92 Emergent Herbaceous Wetlands




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