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Abstract: The North Carolina Center for Geographic Information and Analysis, in cooperation with the NC Department of Transportation and United States Environmental Protection Agency Region IV Wetlands Division, contracted Earth Satellite Corporation (EarthSat) of Rockville, Maryland to generate comprehensive land cover data for the entire state of North Carolina. EarthSat was awarded the base/municipal area deduct contract in response to request for proposal (RFP) number 503768, issued 12 July 1995.
Purpose: These data were created to assist governmental agencies and others in making resource management decisions through the use of a geographic information system (GIS).
Supplemental Information: Twenty-two TM scenes were acquired from EOSAT Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) and used by EarthSat to produce land cover classification. See full documentation for this data layer in report, "Comprehensive Land Cover Mapping for the State of North Carolina: Final Report," March 1997, Rockville, Maryland: Earth Satellite Corporation. Revisions and updates to this layer include: 1.) Revision date: June 12, 1998 - Removal of a pixel-wide sliver of no data between the Laurinburg and Elizabethtown 100k sheets. The error first occurred during the clipping process of the statewide landcover arc/info grid with the two 100k neatline boundaries. The problem was rectified by clipping the adjoining two 100k's as one grid, vectorizing that grid, and then clipping by each 100k neatline.
Publication Date: 19980612
Originator: NC Dept. of Information Technology, Government Data Analytics Center, Center for Geographic Information and Analysis
Publisher: EarthSat
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Beginning Date: 19930516
Ending Date: 19960631
Currentness Reference: Land cover database reflects conditions at imagery dates and field data collection activities through 31 June 1996.
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: As needed
Spatial Domain:
Bounding Coordinates:
West Bounding Coordinate: -84.435979
East Bounding Coordinate: -75.403142
North Bounding Coordinate: 36.627828
South Bounding Coordinate: 33.721863
Contact Organization: NC Center for Geographic Information and Analysis
Contact Person: David Giordano
Contact Electronic Mail Address:
Contact Voice Telephone: 919-754-6580
Contact Organization: NC Center for Geographic Information and Analysis
Grid Coordinate System Name: State Plane Coordinate System 1983
Horizontal Datum Name: North American Datum of 1983
Planar Distance Units: meters
Ellipsoid Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Attribute Label: GRIDCODE
Attribute Definition: Feature code used for cover type classification. Join item for dbase file.
Attribute Definition Source: CGIA
Attribute Domain Values:
Unrepresentable Domain: values differ
Attribute Label: SHAPE.len
Attribute Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute Definition Source: ESRI
Attribute Domain Values:
Unrepresentable Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute Label: OBJECTID
Attribute Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute Definition Source: ESRI
Attribute Domain Values:
Unrepresentable Domain: Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute Label: SHAPE.area
Attribute Definition: Area of feature in map units
Attribute Definition Source: Software
Attribute Domain Values:
Unrepresentable Domain: values differ
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