New land-use classification system proposed


  • Anonymous


A new national land-use classification system has been proposed for testing and review by geographers of the U.S. Geological Survey.

The system has been developed to meet the needs of federal and state agencies for an up-to-date overview of land use throughout the nation on a basis that is uniform in date, scale, and categorization. The system is designed to accommodate the wealth of natural resource and environmental data being returned from satellite and high-altitude aircraft.