Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP) High Resolution Land Cover and Change Data

The NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP) produces national standardized high resolution land cover and change products for the coastal regions of the U.S. and its Territories. C-CAP products inventory coastal intertidal areas, wetlands, and adjacent uplands with the goal of monitoring changes in these habitats. The timeframe for this metadata is reported as 1945 - 2012. These maps are developed utilizing various sources of commercial satellite and aerial imagery of varying resolutions, and can be used to track changes in the landscape through time. This trend information gives important feedback to managers on the success or failure of management policies and programs and aid in developing a scientific understanding of the Earth system and its response to natural and human-induced changes. This understanding allows for the prediction of impacts due to these changes and the assessment of their cumulative effects, helping coastal resource managers make more informed regional decisions.

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Last Updated September 18, 2017, 19:30
Created June 19, 2017, 22:13
access_constraints ["Use Constraints: Data set is not for use in litigation. While efforts have been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable, NOAA, cannot assume liability for any damages, or misrepresentations, caused by any inaccuracies in the data. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.", "Access Constraints: None"]
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licence ["Users must assume responsibility to determine the appropriate use of these data. DATA SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR LEGALLY BINDING APPLICATIONS."]
metadata-date 2017-09-07
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temporal-extent-begin 1945-01-01
temporal-extent-end 2012-01-01