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EnviroAtlas - Des Moines, IA - Meter-Scale Urban Land Cover (MULC) Data (2010)

The Des Moines, IA EnviroAtlas Meter-Scale Urban Land Cover (MULC) Data were generated from the High Resolution Land Cover (HRLC) product created by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), consisting of data for Dallas, Polk, and Warren counties.

The 14 class IDNR land cover product was modified to fit the land cover classification structure of the EPA EnviroAtlas resulting in six land cover classes mapped: water, impervious surfaces, soil and barren land, trees and forest, grass and herbaceous non-woody vegetation, and agriculture. An accuracy assessment of 600 completely random and 90 stratified random points yielded an overall user's accuracy of 78% and an overall user's fuzzy accuracy of 85%. The area mapped is defined by the US Census Bureau's 2010 Urban Statistical Area for Des Moines, IA plus a 1 km buffer. 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).

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Geographic
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National
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United States of America
agINFRA The RING is part of the agINFRA project EC 7th framework program INFRA-2011-1.2.2 - Grant agr. no: 283770