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Landcover Descriptions



Class 7, Beaches, Dunes and MudOpen sand, sandbars, sand dunes, mud - natural environmentals as well as exposed sand from dredging and other activities.
Class 11, Open WaterLakes, rivers, ponds, ocean, industrial water, aquaculture which contained water at the time of image acquisition.
Class 22, Low Intensity Urban Single family dwellings, recreation, cemeteries, playing fields, campus-like institutions, parks, schools.
Class 24, High Intensity UrbanMulti-family dwellings, commercial/industrial, prisons, speedways, junkyards, confined animal operations. Transportation, roads, railroads, airports and runways. Utility swaths.
Class 31, Clearcut and SparseRecent clearcuts, sparse vegetation, and other early successional areas.
Class 34, Quarries, Strip Mines and Rock OutcropsExposed rock and soil from industrial uses, gravel pits, landfills. Rock outcrops, mountain tops, barren land.
Class 41, Deciduous ForestForest composed of at least 75% deciduous trees in the canopy, deciduous woodland.
Class 42, Evergreen ForestEvergreen forest, at least 75% evergreen trees, managed pine plantations, evergreen woodland.
Class 43, Mixed ForestMixed deciduous/coniferous canopies, mixed woodland, natural vegetation within the fall line and coastal plain ecoregions, mixed shrub/scrub vegetation.
Class 81, Row Crops and PasturesRow crops, orchards, vineyards, groves, horticultural businesses. Pasture, non-tilled grasses.
Class 91, Forested WetlandCypress gum, evergreen wetland, deciduous wetland, depressional wetlands, and shrub wetlands.
Class 92, Non-forested Wetland (salt/brackish)Salt marsh, brackish.
Class 93, Non-forested Wetland (freshwater)Freshwater marsh.