Plum Island Ecosystems LTER Database

Compilation of Land Use Data in 21 and 37 Category Classifications - Ipswich and Parker River Watersheds - 1971, 1985, 1991, and 1999 - Vector Shapefile

Data File:

Data stored in zip file, which includes GIS data and metadata (EML and FGDC)

Documentation Files: EML Format (XML), FGDC Format (MS Word)

Year: 1971 1985 1991 1999

Contact: Gil Pontius

Abstract: The MassGIS Land Use datalayer has 37 land use classifications interpreted from 1:25,000 aerial photography. This layer contains data for 21 and 37 category classifications for the years of 1971, 1985, 1991, and 1999. Coverage is complete for all towns that fall partially or completely within the Ipswich River and/or Parker River watersheds. Data compiled for 1971, 1985, 1991, and 1999.

Geographic Description: Ipswich and Parker River Watersheds, Plum Island Ecosystem, Massachusetts

Data Format: Vector Shapefile

Keywords: Town Boundary, Land Use, WatershedUnited States, New England, Massachusetts, Ipswich River Watershed, Parker River Watershed

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