NOAA is phasing in the next generation of high-resolution land cover data for the nation’s coastal areas. The new 1-meter products are useful at the local level in ways not previously possible with national-level data. Advanced artificial intelligence combined with expert human analysis, review, and editing are used to produce these high-quality, standardized, raster-based map products.
The new data products will be phased in through 2025. Initial data layers will focus on impervious, canopy, and water features. Later work will include up to 20 land cover categories, with regular data refresh schedules anticipated.
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