Land use classification system adopted


  • Anonymous


A new system for classifying land use and land cover has been adopted by the U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior, for its national land use mapping program, following 4 years of testing, review, and revision of a system proposed in 1972.

The system was developed also to meet the needs of other federal, regional, state, and local agencies for an up-to-date, uniform, and standardized method of classifying land use and land cover at a time when land, resources, and the environment are critical issues facing land planners, administrators, and decision makers.