Mapping Land Use / Land Cover Codes from NLCD1992 to NLCD2011

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Mapping Land Use / Land Cover Codes from NLCD1992 to NLCD2011

If you do chose to use land use data from the USGS that is more recent than 1992 (NLCD for 2001, 2006, and 2011), be aware that the classification schema for the newer data is slightly different. The table below show the mapping for the classification codes.

Mapping of LULC Codes Between NLCD1992 and NLCD2011

nlcd2011

nlcd92

11

11

12

12

21

85

22

21

23

22

24

23

31

31

41

41

42

42

43

43

51

92

52

51

71

71

72

92

73

92

74

92

81

81

82

82

90

92

95

92

Once you have corresponding land use codes, you would apply the surface characteristic values that are associated with the NLCD92.