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USFS Cartographic 2016 Tree Canopy Cover Coastal AK (Map Service)

posted on 2024-06-05, 12:51 authored by U.S. Forest Service
The National Land Cover Database 2016 (NLCD2016) percent tree canopy cover (TCC 2016) layer was produced through a cooperative project conducted by the Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics (MRLC) Consortium ( The MRLC Consortium is a partnership of federal agencies, consisting of the U.S. Geological Survey, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service, the U.S. Forest Service, the National Park Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, NASA, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. One of the primary goals of the project was to generate a current, consistent, and seamless national land cover, percent tree canopy cover, and percent impervious cover at medium spatial resolution. TCC 2016 is the NLCD tree canopy cover dataset at medium spatial resolution (30 m). It was produced by the USDA Forest Service Remote Sensing Applications Center (RSAC). The TCC 2016 dataset has two layers: percent tree canopy cover and standard error. For the tree canopy cover layer, the pixel values range from 0 to 100 percent. For the standard error layer, the pixel values range from 0 to 45 percent. The standard error represents the model uncertainty associated with the corresponding pixel in the tree canopy cover layer. The tree canopy cover layer was produced using a Random Forests' regression algorithm and the standard error layer was calculated from the variance of the canopy cover estimates from the random forest regression trees.

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U.S. Forest Service


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Forestry, Wildland Management

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  • 005:96 - Forest Service

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  • 005:059 - Management Activities

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