Dataset Open Access
Bohn, Theodore J.; Vivoni, Enrique R.
We have taken the Uso del Suelo y Vegetacion land cover classification products for Mexico (courtesy of Mexico's Instituto Nacional de Estadistica y Geografia, or INEGI) for years 1985, 1993, 2002, 2007, and 2011 (INEGI, 2015); harmonized their classes with the classes of the Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics Consortium (MRLC) National Land Cover Database (NLCD) (Homer et al., 2015), and merged the two datasets to form a single land cover product covering the continental US and Mexico, for years 1992/3, 2001/2, and 2011. Details of processing, along with the processing scripts, are archived in GitHub in the NLCD_INEGI project (Bohn, 2019).
Output files are ESRI ascii-format raster files, geographic projection, 0.000350884 degree cellsize. Each file contains a 1x1 degree box or "tile", named nlcd_inegi.lat0_lat1n.lon0_lon1w.asc, where lat0 and lat1 are the south and north boundaries of the box and lon0 and lon1 are the west and east boundaries (west = positive).
This project contains the following g-zipped tar files:
On LINUX, the contents of these files can be extracted via "tar":
tar -xvzf 1992.tgz >& log.tar.txt
On Windows, applications such as "7-zip" can extract the contents.
Each of these .tgz files contain a folder with the same name but without the ".tgz". Within each of these folders is a sub-folder called "asc.clip.1deg". This folder contains the 1x1 tiles.
INEGI, 2014: Conjunto de datos vectoriales de Uso del Suelo y Vegetación, Escala 1:250 000, Serie V (Capa Unión). http://www.inegi.org.mx/geo/contenidos/recnat/usosuelo/ (Accessed October 1, 2015).
Homer, C. G., and Coauthors, 2015: Completion of the 2011 National Land Cover Database for the conterminous United States - Representing a decade of land cover change information. Photogramm. Eng. Remote Sens., 81, 345–354.
Bohn, T. J., 2019: tbohn/NLCD_INEGI: Tools to Create Harmonized US-Mexico Land Cover Classifications from NLCD and INEGI, 1992/2001/2011, v1.5 (Version v1.5). Zenodo, http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2628928.
|All versions||This version|
|Data volume||152.6 GB||138.9 GB|