Announcement1: The 2013 national CDL was released @ 30m Jan. 31, 2014.
Announcement2: The 1997-2013 CDL's were recoded and re-released Jan. 31, 2014 to eliminate confusion among the pasture and grass related categories, which were not always classified definitionally consistent from state to state and year to year and frequently had poor classfication accuracies.
Please visit/bookmark the CropScape portal at http://nassgeodata.gmu.edu/CropScape to visualize, interact, and download the CDL. CropScape will begin delivery of the 2013 CDL on Feb. 3, 2014.
Users can download the 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 CDL's & the 2013 Confidence Layer & the 2013 Cultivated Layer from National
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Published from 2014 Journal of Geography by W. Han, Z. Yang, L. Di, A. Yagci, and S. Han. Making Cropland Data Layer Data Accessible and Actionable in GIS Education Posted 1/31/14.
Published from Remote Sensing of Environment by D. Johnson. An assessment of pre- and within-season remotely sensed variables for forecasting corn and soybean yields in the United States. V. 141, PP 116 - 128. Posted 1/31/14.
Published from ICAS VI, Rio de Janerio, Brazil by R. Mueller and J. Harris. Reported Uses of CropScape and the National Cropland Data Layer Program Posted 1/31/14.
Published from SAS Southeastern Users Group Meeting, Tampa FL by R. Seffrin. Evaluating the Accuracy Assessment Methods of a Thematic Raster through SAS Resampling Techniques and GTL Visualizations Posted 1/31/14.
Published from Proc. of the Second International Conference on Agro-Geoinformatics, Fairfax, Virginia, by Z. Yang. Exploring Continuous Corn Cropping Patterns and Their Relationship with Geographic Factors Posted 1/31/14.
Published from Proc. of 2013 IEEE International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Symposium, Melbourne, Australia, by Z. Yang, G. Yu, L. Di, B. Zhang, W. Han, and R. Mueller. Web Service-Based Vegetation Condition Monitoring System - VegScape Posted 1/31/14.
Published from Proc. of 2013 IEEE International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Symposium, Melbourne, Australia, by C. Boryan and Z. Yang. Deriving Crop Specific Covariate Data Sets From Multi-Year NASS Geospatial Cropland Data Layers Posted 1/31/14.
Published from Proc. of 2013 IEEE International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Symposium, Melbourne, Australia, by Z. Yang, R. Mueller, W. Crowe. US National Cropland Soil Moisture Monitoring Using SMAP Posted 1/31/14.
Published from USDA Blog by R. Mueller. Bringing Ag Data to Life through Satellite Imagery Posted 5/1/13.
Published from SAS Global Forum by A. Zakzeski, R. Seffrin. An Innovative Approach to Integrating SAS Macros with GIS Software Products to Produce County-Level Accuracy Assessments Posted 1/31/14.
Published from IGARSS 2012 Conference by Claire Boryan, Zhengwei Yang, and Liping Di Deriving 2011 Cultivated Land Cover Data Sets Using USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service Historic Cropland Data Layers. Posted 10/24/12.
Published from Agricultural Systems by Dave Johnson A 2010 map estimate of annually tilled cropland within the conterminous United States. Posted 10/24/12.
Published from the Wisconsin State Cartographers Office by Lee Ebinger 133
map categories! How the US Department of Agriculture solved a complex cartographic design problem. Posted 4/25/12.
Published from June 2012, Computers and Electronics in Agriculture by Weiguo Han, Zhengwei Yang, Liping Di, and Richard Mueller CropScape: A Web service based application for exploring and disseminating US conterminous geospatial cropland data products for decision support. Posted 4/9/12.
Report to Congress on the Implementation of The E-Government Act of
2002/Department of Agriculture CropScape
and Agriculture. Posted 4/9/12.
Data in CropScape. Posted 2/15/12.
from August 2011 GeoCarto Intl by Claire Boryan, Zhengwei Yang, Rick
Mueller, and Mike Craig Monitoring
US Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural
Statistics Service, Cropland Data Layer Program. Posted 1/30/2012.
USDA Blog USDA
States’ Entry into the Open Government Partnership.
USDA Blog Farm
the Rise, Now Let’s Connect. Posted 8/16/2011.
September 14, 2011 the CropScape-Cropland
Team received a group achievement award at the
63rd Annual USDA Secretary's Honor Awards. Posted 9/15/11.
USDA Blog New
Now Available. Posted 1/11/2011.
releases the new CDL visualization portal CropScape.
Geospatial Data Service. Posted 1/10/2011.
from November 2010, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing by
David M. Johnson and Richard Mueller titled "The
For questions and/or comments please contact the Geospatial Information Branch.