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  • Tippecanoe Soundscape Studies, Indiana
  • Life Story Interviews and Social Networks Along Climate Gradients of Mt. Kenya, Kenya
  • Muskegon River Watershed Mega Model Ecosystem Project
  • Tipping Points of Land Use on Ecosystem Integrity
  • NSF Chicago ULTRA Project - Balancing Ecosystem Services in Urban Areas
  • NSF Climate-Land Interaction Project (CLIP) in East Africa (Mt. Kilimanjaro)
  • USGS Fish Habitat Assessment Project - Assessing Impacts of Climate Change and Land Use Change on Nation's Fisheries
  • NSF III-XT: Tropical Soundscapes, Land Use and Biodiversity La Selva, Costa Rica
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USGS Project

 

The objective of the this project, titled “Managing the Nation’s Fish Habitat at Multiple Spatial Scales in a Rapidly Changing Climate”, is to provide state and federal agencies, non-government organizations and other stakeholders with GIS-based maps of fish habitat vulnerability at local, regional and national scales. The research team includes scientists from the USGS, several universities (University of Missouri, Michigan State University, Penn State University, University of Minnesota-Duluth, Purdue University, and University of Washington, as well as scientists from state agencies (Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment).  The project team also partners with the National Fish Habitat Action Plan (NFHAP).  Regional projects focus on the glacial lakes region, the eastern brook trout region and the lower Colorado River basin.

 

The products being produced by the HEMA lab include: land use forecasts at the national scale based on NLCD 2001, GIS base maps used for the land use change model (e.g., elevation, soils, road networks, population forecasts at the county level).  Data and forecast maps will be incorporated into an online GIS-based system.  Forecast maps from the land use change model are accessible at our LTM output portal.

 

Learn more about the project at the official project web site.

 

National Land Transformation Model

 

Data access

 

Zip files are password protected. Please email Dr. Bryan Pijanowski for access.

 

  • Urban Projections
  • Agriculture Projections
  • Regional Base Data

Urban Expansion maps were created using the Land Transformation Model (LTM). Growth was based on U.S. Census population predictions along with land suitability parameters including distance to existing urban areas, highways, roads, stream along with slope. National parks and federally owned lands were excluded. When using the data, and for more information see the Journal of Land Use Science paper "Hierarchical modeling of urban growth across the conterminous USA: developing meso-scale quantity drivers for the Land Transformation Model".

 

 

LTM US Urban Projections Version 3

 

 

 

Release Date: July 18, 2012

Pixel Size: 30m

Metadata: ltm_urbv3_metadata.docx

Base Land Cover Data: NLCD 2001 V2

Notes: ESRI GRID files with no pyramids or VAT.

 

Base Land Use

Contents: National Land Cover Dataset version 2

Compressed Size:

Uncompressed Size:

Download: nlcd2001_v2_2-13-11.zip

Password Protected: No

 

Core

 

Contents: Urban projections from 2010 to 2050 in ten year increments.

Compressed Size: 7.6 GB

Uncompressed Size: 14.8 GB

Download: ltm_urbv3_core.zip

Password Protected: Please contact Dr. Bryan Pijanowski for access.

 

Refined

 

Contents: Urban projections from 2015 to 2055 in ten year increments.

Compressed Size: 7.6 GB

Uncompressed Size: 14.8 GB

Download: ltm_urbv3_refined.zip

Password Protected: Please contact Dr. Bryan Pijanowski for access.

 

 

Extended

 

Contents: Urban projections from 2060 to 2105 in five year increments.

Compressed Size: 15.6 GB

Uncompressed Size: 30.1 GB

Download: ltm_urbv3_extended.zip

Password Protected: Please contact Dr. Bryan Pijanowski for access.

 

 

 

 

Agricultural Expansion maps represent the amount of additional corn land predicted due to ethanol plant demand. Both urban and water areas were excluded. The urban exclusion area for each decade was derived from the urban growth projection maps. Pixels were assigned based on slope and their proximity to ethanol plants.

 

Release Notes - Explanation of changes between releases.

 

All Years

 

Release Date: October 30, 2012

Pixel Size: 300m

Compressed Size: 112 MB

Uncompressed Size: 295 GB

Metadata: National LTM Ag version 3.doc

Base Land Cover Data: NLCD 2001 V2

Notes: ESRI GRID files with pyramids and VAT.

Download File: US_AgV3_2010to2050.zip

 

 

 

 

The base land use files and associated spatial data can be downloaded here by region. Note that there is an ArcGIS 9.3/10.0 compatible mxd file that contains symbology for all shape files and raster file.

 

Eastern Brook Trout Region

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Download File: Eastern_Brook_Trout.zip

Compressed Size: 5.0 GB

Uncompressed Size: 12 GB

Download includes: Region boundary, roads, streams, federal lands, slope, elevation, aspect, and NLCD 2001

 

Eastern Brook Trout Region

 

 

 

Great Lakes Region

   

Download File: LTM_Training_V1.zip

Compressed Size: 3.6 GB

Uncompressed Size: 9 GB

Download includes: Region boundary, roads, streams, federal lands, slope, elevation, aspect, and NLCD 2001

 

Great Lakes Region

 

 

 

Lower Colorado Region

   

Download File: Lower_Colorado.zip

Compressed Size: 3.4 GB

Uncompressed Size: 9 GB

Download includes: Region boundary, roads, streams, federal lands, slope, elevation, aspect, and NLCD 2001

 

Lower Colorado River Region

 

 

Upper Colorado Region

   

Download File: UpperColorado.zip

Compressed Size: 2.9 GB

Uncompressed Size: 8 GB

Files included: Region boundary, roads, streams, federal lands, slope, elevation, aspect, and NLCD 2001

 

Upper Colorado River Region  

 

 

Western Trout Region

   

Download File: WesternTrout.zip

Compressed Size: 8.4 GB

Uncompressed Size: 20 GB

Download includes: Region boundary, roads, streams, federal lands, slope, elevation, aspect, and NLCD 2001

 

Western Trout Region  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last updated February 18, 2013