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2013 NSSI Landcover for North Slope of Alaska

This map is the outcome of a multi-year project to produce a moderate resolution landcover base map for the North Slope of Alaska to serve as a primary base layer for long-term science and planning activities on the North Slope. New Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) 30 meter resolution landcover maps were produced for the far western arctic, and for the area between the National Petroleum Reserve - Alaska (NPRA) and Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. In the NPRA, an existing land cover map from the 1990's was "crosswalked" to the NSSI land cover map classes, and a large portion of the map was updated using more recently acquired Landsat TM images. The remaining areas of the NSSI land cover map utilized an existing statewide land cover mosaic compiled by the Alaska Natural Heritage Program (AKNHP) that consisted of land cover classes that already matched the NSSI land cover classes and originated primarily from National Park Service (NPS) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife (FWS) land cover maps. Twenty four classes are identified in the map, covering approximately 60 million acres (24.3 million hectares) stretching from the border of Canada to the western arctic coast and from the Arctic Ocean south to the Brooks Range.

The raster land cover map is provided as a .img file. The Final Report is also provided.

Data and Resources

  • Download
    Download :: Raster Map and Final Report

    6979-north-slope-landcover-map.zip (63.9 MB)

  • Download
    Download :: Final Report

    NSSI Land Cover Map - Final Summary Report_2013October.pdf (11.5 MB)

  • View wms
    WMS :: http://ogc.gina.alaska.edu/nssi NSSI.LANDCLASS.2013

    http://ogc.gina.alaska.edu/nssi

Status: Complete
Type: Data
End Date: 2013/10/30
Data Types: GIS, Report
Primary Contact
Payne, John
Email: jpayne@blm.gov
Primary Agency
North Slope Science Initiative
Type
Federal

Other Agencies
Arctic Landscape Conservation Cooperative, Ducks Unlimited, US Bureau of Land Management, US Fish and Wildlife Service

ISO Topics
biota

Geo-keywords
Northslope Borough

Collection
All Maps, GIS Data, Northern Alaska

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Name URL Layer Names
WMS :: NSSI Landcover 2013 http://ogc.gina.alaska.edu/nssi NSSI.LANDCLASS.2013
Source Portal
North Slope Science Catalog ::

Direct Record Link
http://agc.portal.gina.alaska.edu/catalogs/6979-2013-nssi-landcover-for-north-slope-of-alaska
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