Kansas Land Cover Patterns 2005 data released

Published on November 12, 2009 by Berry Clemens

Tags: Ecological forecasting, Land cover

Image of the 2005 Kansas Land Cover Patterns Map viewed within Google Earth. The image shows an area of southwestern Kansas known for agricultural production using a large number of center-pivot irrigation systems.

Image of the 2005 Kansas Land Cover Patterns Map viewed within Google Earth. The image shows an area of southwestern Kansas known for agricultural production using a large number of center-pivot irrigation systems.

KARS is pleased to announce the release of the Level IV classification of the Kansas Land Cover Patterns 2005 (KLCP2005) map. This second phase of KLCP2005 contains a significantly more detailed analysis of the Kansas landscape. Utilizing 23 composite MODIS satellite scenes from 2005, this dataset displays the distribution of several agricultural crops, irrigation status, and grassland types. This dataset is an important resource for many scientific researchers, including those focused on ecology, agronomy, economics, and water resources.

Additional information about the project can be found on the KLCP2005 Level IV research page.

Visit the KLCP2005 Maps page to view the data in Google Earth or a web mapping application.