South Carolina 27-Class Land Cover

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
South Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit,USGS Biological Resources Division
Publication_Date: 20011221
Title: South Carolina 27-Class Land Cover
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Clemson, South Carolina
Publisher:
South Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, USGS Biological Resources Division

Online_Linkage: <http://www.gap.uidaho.edu>
Description:
Abstract:
Two raster land covers with a resolution of 30 meters were produced from Landsat TM imagery dating from 1991, 1992, and 1993. There is a detailed 54-class land cover and a more general habitat-based 27 class land cover that was used for the gap analysis modeling process.
Purpose:
The land cover was created as part of the SC-GAP project for use in modeling vertebrate distributions as well as for the purpose of having a detailed land cover for the state. The land cover will provide significant information to entities involved in conservation activities as well as providing a backdrop for further studies, including a change detection analysis.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20011221
Currentness_Reference:
Current as of publication date. The TM satellite imagery dates from 1991 to 1993.
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent: South Carolina State
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -83.4014
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -78.5269
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 35.2267
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 31.9896

Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Land Cover
Theme_Keyword: Land Use
Theme_Keyword: Vegetation
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: South Carolina
Place_Keyword: Southeastern United States
Place_Keyword: Coastal Plain
Place_Keyword: Blue Ridge
Place_Keyword: Piedmont
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
These data were developed from statewide Landsat Thematic Mapper data and are appropriate for use in landscape level analysis of biodiversity. They are not intended for combination with parcel level data for site-specific analysis or decision-making.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
Contact_Person: James D. Scurry
Contact_Position: Information Management Section Leader
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 2221 Devine St., Suite 200
City: Columbia
State_or_Province: South Carolina
Postal_Code: 29205
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (803)734-9100
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (803)734-9200
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: scurry@dnr.sc.gov
Hours_of_Service: 9 AM - 5 PM
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name:
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
Browse_Graphic_File_Type:
Security_Information:
Security_Classification_System:
Security_Classification: Unclassified
Security_Handling_Description:
Native_Data_Set_Environment: UNIX AIX 4.3.3, ESRI ArcInfo 8.0.2
Analytical_Tool:
Analytical_Tool_Description: ARC Version 8.0.2 Patch 1
Tool_Access_Information:
Tool_Access_Instructions: Contact ESRI
Tool_Computer_and_Operating_System: IBM AIX 4.3.3
Tool_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Environmental System Research Institution
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing
Address: 380 New York St
City: Redlands
State_or_Province: California
Postal_Code: 92373-8100
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone:
909-793-2853 Facsimile_Telephone: 909-307-3025
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: calweb@esri.com
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Analytical_Tool_Description: ArcView 3.2
Tool_Access_Information:
Tool_Access_Instructions: Contact ESRI
Tool_Computer_and_Operating_System: Windows NT 4.0
Tool_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Environmental System Research Institution
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing
Address: 380 New York St
City: Redlands
State_or_Province: California
Postal_Code: 92373-8100
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone:
909-793-2853 Facsimile_Telephone: 909-307-3025
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: calweb@esri.com
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Analytical_Tool_Description: Erdas Imagine 8.4
Tool_Access_Information:
Tool_Access_Instructions: Contact Erdas
Tool_Computer_and_Operating_System: Windows NT 4.0
Tool_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Erdas, Inc.
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing
Address: 2801 Buford Highway
City: Atlanta
State_or_Province: Georgia
Postal_Code: 30329
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone:
877-463-7327 Facsimile_Telephone: 404-248-9400

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Quantitative_Attribute_Accuracy_Assessment:
Attribute_Accuracy_Value:
Attribute_Accuracy_Explanation:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Completeness_Report: Included all of South Carolina
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Accuracy assessment was conducted on the South Carolina Gap Analysis 27-class vertebrate map using a combination of 1994 DOQQ/NAPP imagery, 2000 aerial videography, and field survey. A total of 1009 sites were surveyed between the summer of 1999 and fall of 2001. The overall weighted accuracy for the 27-class vertebrate map was 33.42%, with a standard error of 1.48%. Collapsing classes into a 13-class Anderson Level II and a 7-class Anderson Level I map yielded accuracies of 51.40% (standard error = 1.57%) and 71.86% (standard error = 1.42%), respectively.
Quantitative_Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Assessment:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Value: 33.42%
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Explanation:
The userís accuracy of each map class was weighted by the proportion of the total mapped area represented by that class. Weighted userís accuracies of all classes were then summed to calculate the overall weighted accuracy.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics Consortium
Publication_Date: 1992
Title: Thematic Mapper Satellite Imagery
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: EROS Data Center
Publisher: US Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: <http://www.gap.uidaho.edu>
Type_of_Source_Media: Landsat Thematic Mapper Image, ArcInfo GRID
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19911018
Beginning_Time:
Ending_Date: 19931028
Ending_Time:
Source_Currentness_Reference: Publication Date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: None
Source_Contribution: Primary basis of land cover map
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Landsat TM images were subset by sub-basin hydrologic units - a total of 280 sub-units. Each imagery unit was clustered using ISODATA algorithm. Clusters were labeled by interpreting NAPP aerial photography. All imagery units were mosaicked to produce a state-wide classification. The classification was then improved using ancillary data (soils, NWI, physiographic, Topographic Relative Moisture Index (TRMI) data). Using ancillary data, decision rules were applied to improve classifications. Decision rules were applied on a county basis. Using an iterative process, maps were produced by county and were checked for accuracy. In many cases, modifications were made to the decision rules and new land cover was produced for assessment. County land covers were mosaicked together to produce a final 54-class land cover. This was then aggregated into a habitat-based version of the land cover consisting of 27 classes for use in gap analysis.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
Process_Date: 1997-2001
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation:
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
Contact_Person: James D. Scurry
Contact_Position: Information Management Section Leader
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 2221 Devine St., Suite 200
City: Columbia
State_or_Province: South Carolina
Postal_Code: 29205
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (803)734-9100
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (803)734-9200
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: scurry@dnr.sc.gov
Hours_of_Service: 9 AM - 5 PM
Cloud_Cover: Unknown

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Raster
Raster_Object_Information:
Raster_Object_Type: Grid Cell
Row_Count: 11963
Column_Count: 15075

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: Universal Transverse Mercator
Universal_Transverse_Mercator:
UTM_Zone_Number: 17
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.9996
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -81
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0
False_Easting: 500000
False_Northing: 0
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 30
Ordinate_Resolution: 30
Planar_Distance_Units: Meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1927
Ellipsoid_Name: Clarke 1866
Semi-major_Axis: 6378206.4
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 294.98

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Land Cover
Entity_Type_Definition:
Entity_Type_Definition_Source:
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Count
Attribute_Definition: Number of pixels per land cover class
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: covertype_code
Attribute_Definition: code used to identify land cover types
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Fresh Water
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Marine Water
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 3
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Marsh/Emergent Wetland
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 4
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Pocosin
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 5
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Not Used
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 6
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Swamp
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 7
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Bottomland/Floodplain Forest
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 8
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Wet Soil
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 9
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Wet Scrub/Shrub Thicket
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 10
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Dry Scrub/Shrub Thicket
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 11
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Sandy Bare Soil
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 12
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Open Canopy/Recently Cleared Forest
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 13
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Rock Outcrop
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 14
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Aquatic Vegetation
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 15
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Closed Canopy Evergreen Forest/Woodland
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 16
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Needle-leaved evergreen mixed forest/woodland
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 17
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Pine Woodland
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 18
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Dry deciduous forest/woodland
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 19
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Mesic deciduous forest/woodland
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 20
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: dry mixed forest/woodland
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 21
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: mesic mixed forest/woodland
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 22
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Grassland/pasture
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 23
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Cultivated Land
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 24
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Urban Development
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 25
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Urban Residential
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 26
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Not used
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 27
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Wet evergreen
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 28
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Maritime forest
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 29
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Beach
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 29
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Class number
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: covertype_name
Attribute_Definition: cover type label
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Fresh Water
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Fresh water includes ponds, lakes, rivers, streams, flooded borrow pits and beaver ponds. It may also include rocky shoals or wet sand/mud flats, where patches are too small to map separately.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Marine Water
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Marine water includes salt and brackish water along the coast in the Atlantic Ocean and in estuaries.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Marsh/Emergent Wetland
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
This class includes persistent emergent wetland vegetation, tidal freshwater marshes, non-tidal streamside marshes, herb bogs, depression meadows, savannas, inner coastal plain high ponds, limestone sinkhole ponds, coastal island ponds, interdune ponds and marshes. Where they are too small to distinguish from surrounding marshes, tidal freshwater forests and tidal river edge shrub wetlands are included in this class. Fresh marshes may sometimes be mapped as wet soil, due to the absence of vegetation in winter imagery.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Pocosin
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Isolated evergreen shrub-dominated freshwater wetlands to include portions of some Carolina bays.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Swamp
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Coastal plain swamps support cypress, tupelo, overcup oak, water hickory, and other species and are usually semipermanently flooded to seasonally flooded. Swamps and bottomland hardwoods could not be reliably separated by GAP techniques or decision rules so they have been mapped as one unit. Where they are too small or narrow to map separately, elevated levees and upland forests may be included in this class. This class includes isolated freshwater wetlands as well as riverine wetlands.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Bottomland/floodplain forest
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Bottomland Hardwood Forests may include swamp species, but are usually dominated by other hardwood species such as sweet gum, oaks, elms, etc. and are usually seasonally or temporarily flooded or saturated. Swamps and bottomland hardwoods could not be reliably separated by GAP techniques or decision rules so they have been mapped as one unit. Where they are too small or narrow to map separately, elevated levees and upland forests may be included in this class. This class includes isolated freshwater wetlands as well as riverine wetlands.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Wet Soil
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Little or no vegetation; bare, wet soil.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Wet scrub/shrub thicket
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Temporarily, seasonally, semipermanently flooded or saturated shrublands. In the coastal plain, these shrublands are dominated by deciduous shrubs; whereas, in the Piedmont, they can support both deciduous and evergreen shrubs. Shrublands dominated by evergreen shrubs in the coastal plain are placed in 'pocosins'.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Dry scrub/shrub thicket
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Hedgerows, brushy areas, blackberry thickets, and recently cleared areas. Woodlands with very sparse canopies or recently cleared forests may be found mapped as this class. This class may overlap with class 12, 'Open canopy/recently cleared forest'.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Sandy bare soil
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Sandy, friable soil, portions of barrier islands, sand dunes, beaches, barren waste areas. Also includes dry borrow pits and sand and kaolin mines that are not flooded.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Open canopy/recently cleared forest
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
This class includes snags, fallen trees, woodland openings, and cutover forests. It also includes pine flatwoods, including wet pine flatwoods, where pine densities were too low for the interpreter to pick them up. Woodlands with very sparse canopies and pine plantations less than 7 years old are mapped as this class. Pine plantations less than 7 years old are mapped as this class.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Rock outcrop
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Caves, crevices, rocky outcrops. Includes granitic flatrocks of the Piedmont and granitic domes of the mountains. Rock outcrops were often either too small to map or were confused with urban land cover types by the mapper, so the rock outcrop class is underestimated on the Gap map.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Aquatic vegetation
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Vegetation of semi-permanent or temporary lakes, ponds, pools, streams and rivers. Rice fields along the coast that support emergent vegetation are mapped as class 'Freshwater Marsh'.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Closed canopy evergreen forest/woodland
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Closed canopy evergreen forest includes closed canopy sites dominated by pines, cedars, hemlocks, and evergreen oaks. Mixed forests are also mapped here. This class can occur on any soil wetness class ranging from dry to wet and it occurs throughout the state. Most pine plantations are found in this class.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Needle-leaved evergreen mixed forest/woodland
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Upland pine stands with a relatively open canopy and an understory of deciduous scrub oaks. Typical evergreen overstory components are longleaf pine, Virginia pine, loblolly pine, shortleaf pine, and red cedar. This class includes the Piedmont, Sandhills, and Coastal Plain Scrub Complexes. Small inclusions of pond pine seeps, longleaf pine seeps, seepage shrub slopes, small depression pocosins, streamhead pocosins, depression meadows, or hillside herb bogs may occur within this map class. Mixed forests are also mapped here. Where the canopy is very sparse, these woodlands may be mapped as 'dry scrub/shrub', 'open canopy/recently cleared forest', 'grassland/pasture', or 'cultivated land'.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Pine woodland
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Upland pine woodlands with a grassy understory. Upland pine flatwoods with longleaf or slash pine are included in this class. Examples of possible small-patch wetland inclusions within this map class are pine savannas, depression meadows, pond forests, pond pine woodlands, pocosins, and pitcher plant flats. Where the canopy is very sparse, these woodlands may be mapped as 'dry scrub/shrub', 'open canopy/recently cleared forest', 'grassland/pasture', or 'cultivated land'.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Dry deciduous forest/woodland
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Oak-hickory xeric upland forests and woodlands. Pine - scrub oak woodlands may also map here where pines are at very low density. Dry woodlands with a very open canopy may be mapped as 'dry scrub/shrub', 'open canopy/recently cleared', 'grassland/pasture', or 'cultivated land'.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Mesic deciduous forest/woodland
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Upland mesic hardwoods including tulip poplar, northern red oak, beech, magnolia, basswood, buckeye, water oak, and others. Where the canopy is very sparse, these woodlands may be mapped as 'dry scrub/shrub', 'open canopy/recently cleared forest', 'grassland/pasture', or 'cultivated land'. Southern mixed hardwood forests.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Dry mixed forest/woodland
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Xeric mixed evergreen and deciduous forests and woodlands. Distinguished from class 'Pine Woodland' by having a mixed canopy. Dry mixed woodlands with very sparse canopies may be mapped as 'dry scrub/shrub', 'open canopy/recently cleared forest', 'grassland/pasture', or 'cultivated land'.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Mesic mixed forest/woodland
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Mesic mixed evergreen and deciduous forests and woodlands. This class is underestimated on the land cover map, as many mixed forests have been mapped as class 'Needle-leaved evergreen mixed forest/woodland' or 'pine woodland'. Mesic mixed woodlands with very sparse canopies may be mapped as 'dry scrub/shrub', 'open canopy/recently cleared forest', 'grassland/pasture', or 'cultivated land'.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Grassland/pasture
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Old fields, meadows, wet meadows, grassy fields, livestock pastures. This also includes low-density rural - low density housing with cleared land, trees, outbuildings, etc. Woodlands with very sparse canopies may be mapped as this class.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Cultivated land
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Agricultural fields, lawns, golf courses. This also includes low-density rural - low density housing with cleared land, trees, outbuildings, etc. Woodlands with very sparse canopies may be mapped as this class.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Urban development
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Industrial, commercial and transportation development areas. Rocky shoals, rock outcrops, and bare sand are sometimes mapped as this class, where reflectance confounded the mapper. This class also shows up in agricultural areas, especially in areas of open bare sand.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Urban Residential
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
High intensity residential development associated with cities. Rocky shoals, rock outcrops, and bare sand are sometimes labeled as this class, where reflectance confounded the mapper.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Wet Evergreen
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Includes pond pine woodlands, bay forests, wet longleaf/pond pine flatwoods, blackwater streamside forests, and Atlantic white cedar swamps.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Maritime forest
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Maritime forests with live oak, pine, yaupon holly, and palmetto. Adjacent to and within maritime forests are small patch and narrow linear maritime communities that cannot be distinguished at the GAP mapping level. Examples of these communities include: dune grasslands, dune shrublands, interdune ponds, palmetto sloughs, tidal shrublands, shell midden woodlands, and calcareous coastal fringe forests.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Beach
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Derived entirely from NWI and soils, this class includes marine beaches along the coast that are above intertidal beaches and are rarely to irregularly flooded.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: SC DNR
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: n/a
Range_Domain_Maximum: n/a
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: text
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
Contact_Person: James D. Scurry
Contact_Position: Information Management Section Leader
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 2221 Devine St., Suite 200
City: Columbia
State_or_Province: South Carolina
Postal_Code: 29205
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (803)734-9100
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (803)734-9200
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: scurry@dnr.sc.gov
Hours_of_Service:
Resource_Description: South Carolina Land Cover
Distribution_Liability:
The South Carolina Dept. of Natural Resources MAKES NO WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR WARRANTY FOR FITNESS OF USE FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THIS MAP PRODUCT. Any user of this map product accepts the same AS IS, WITH ALL FAULTS, and assumes all responsibility for the use thereof, and further covenants and agrees to hold the South Carolina Dept. of Natural Resources harmless from and against any damage, loss, or liability arising from any use of the map product.
Standard_Order_Process:
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Format_Version_Number: 8.0.2
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Access_Instructions:
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Offline_Option:
Offline_Media: CD-ROM
Recording_Capacity:
Recording_Density: 650
Recording_Density_Units: megabytes
Recording_Format: CD-ROM

Fees: Free
Turnaround:
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20011215
Metadata_Review_Date: 20011221
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
Contact_Person: James D. Scurry
Contact_Position: Information Management Section Leader
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 2221 Devine St., Suite 200
City: Columbia
State_or_Province: South Carolina
Postal_Code: 29205
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (803)734-9100
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (803)734-9200
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: scurry@dnr.sc.gov
Hours_of_Service: 9 AM - 5 PM
Metadata_Standard_Name: Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata - June, 1998
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Extensions:
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