Cropland Data Layer 2017, Minnesota

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Metadata created using Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines


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1. Overview
2. Data Quality
3. Data Organization
4. Coordinate System
5. Attributes
6. Distribution - Get Data
7. Metadata Reference

Section 1 Overview
Originator National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Title Cropland Data Layer 2017, Minnesota
Abstract The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Cropland Data Layer (CDL) is a raster, geo-referenced, crop-specific land cover data layer.

This is the 2017 NASS USDA CDL dataset for Minnesota. The dataset was clipped and downloaded using the USDA NASS CropScape online web application: nassgeodata.gmu.edu/CropScape/

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) did minimal processing on this dataset to make more useful for Minnesota-specific work. The lineage section describes these steps taken, but the full description of the Cropland Data Layer can be found in the NASS USDA Metadata.
Purpose The purpose of the Cropland Data Layer Program is to use satellite imagery to (1) provide acreage estimates to the Agricultural Statistics Board for the state's major commodities and (2) produce digital, crop-specific, categorized geo-referenced output products.
Time Period of Content Date 2017
Currentness Reference Data is current as of time period of content.
Progress Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency None Planned
Spatial Extent of Data State of Minnesota
Bounding Coordinates -97.23
-89.53
49.37
43.5
Place Keywords Minnesota, MN
Theme Keywords farming, environment, imageryBaseMapsEarthCover, crop, crops, crop cover, cropland, agriculture, land cover, crop estimates, cropscape
Theme Keyword Thesaurus ISO 19115 Topic Category
Access Constraints None.
Use Constraints By acceptance of this data, the user agrees to include a copy of this metadata record, including the liability disclaimer, whenever the user transmits or provides the GIS Data (or any portion of it) to another user.
Contact Person Information Karl Hillstrom, GIS Specialist, MN.IT
Minnesota Department of Agriculture
625 Robert Street North
Saint Paul, MN  55155
Phone: 651-201-6087
Email: Karl.Hillstrom@state.mn.us
Browse Graphic None available
Associated Data Sets

Section 2 Data Quality
Attribute Accuracy
Logical Consistency
Completeness
Horizontal Positional Accuracy
Vertical Positional Accuracy N/A
Lineage Dataset was downloaded from the USDA NASS CropScape online web map application using the following procedure:

1. Used USDA NASS CropScape online application: nassgeodata.gmu.edu/CropScape/
2. Set Area of Interest to predefined State of Minnesota
3. Downloaded data, specifying Projection to be: UTM Zone 15 in dialog (WGS84)

Post processing steps were:
1. Data were downloaded as in GEOTIF (.tif) format with color map and were imported as an Esri Raster into Esri File Geodatabase
2. Data were transformed from WGS84 to NAD 83.
3. Statistics were run on the Raster to add a "Count" field to the Value Attribute Table (VAT) to provide a total count of cells for each land cover value. Use caution in comparing cell counts between this CDL layer and other years because cell size changes varies between years.


Section 3 Spatial Data Organization (not used in this metadata)

Section 4 Coordinate System
Horizontal Coordinate Scheme Universal Transverse Mercator
UTM Zone Number 15
Horizontal Datum NAD83
Horizontal Units meters
Cell Width 30
Cell Height 30

Section 5 Attributes
Overview For full explanation of the attribute values, the full description of the Cropland Data Layer can be found in the 2017 NASS USDA Metadata.
Detailed Citation
Table Detail:
Value Attribute Table - Raster Value Attribute Table (USDA)
Field NameValid ValuesDefinitionDefinition Source
VALUE0 to 254Numeric Land Cover Code (see USDA metadata for more details)USDA
CLASS_NAME
-
Land Cover Class Name (see USDA metadata for more details)USDA
RED0 to 1Percentage of Red color for Land Cover Class (of 255) used for ColormapUSDA
GREEN0 to 1Percentage of Green color for Land Cover Class (of 255) used for ColormapUSDA
COUNT
-
Number of cells with land cover value in raster. Use caution in comparing cell counts between this CDL layer and other years because cell size changes varies between years.MDA
BLUE0 to 1Percentage of Blue color for Land Cover Class (of 255) used for ColormapUSDA


Section 6 Distribution
Publisher Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Publication Date 03/23/2018
Contact Person Information Karl Hillstrom, GIS Specialist, MN.IT
Minnesota Department of Agriculture
625 Robert Street North
Saint Paul, MN  55155
Phone: 651-201-6087
Fax: 651-201-6102
Email: Karl.Hillstrom@state.mn.us
Distributor's Data Set Identifier agri_cropland_data_layer_2017
Distribution Liability This data was developed by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) for its own internal business purposes. MDA DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE DATA OR DOCUMENTATION ARE ERROR-FREE, COMPLETE, CURRENT, OR ACCURATE. The user accepts the data 'as is', and is responsible for any consequences resulting from its use. The user should consult the data documentation for this particular data to determine its limitations and the precision with which it may depict distance, direction, location, or other geographic features. By accepting this data, the user agrees not to transmit this data or provide access to it or any part of it to another party unless the user shall include with the data a copy of this disclaimer.
Ordering Instructions
Online Linkage I AGREE to the notice in "Distribution Liability" above. Clicking to agree will either begin the download process or link to download information. See "Ordering Instructions" above for details.

Section 7 Metadata Reference
Metadata Date 05/11/2016
Contact Person Information Karl Hillstrom, GIS Specialist, MN.IT
Minnesota Department of Agriculture
625 Robert Street North
Saint Paul, MN  55155
Phone: 651-201-6087
Fax: 651-201-6102
Email: Karl.Hillstrom@state.mn.us
Metadata Standard Name Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines
Metadata Standard Version 1.2
Metadata Standard Online Linkage http://www.mngeo.state.mn.us/committee/standards/mgmg/metadata.htm


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