Land Use Data Project

Precision Conservation

Precision conservation—projects at the right place, the right scale, the right size, the right time, and making sure they are working—is going to redefine how landscape conservation is approached. Instead of sweeping acquisitions or all-encompassing legislation, we can use the latest high-resolution datasets to conduct advanced geospatial analysis that allows us to better target and implement on-the-ground a...

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This 1-meter dataset is composed of 17 land use classes in Virginia and 16 classes in all other jurisdictions in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. To create this dataset, the High-Resolution Land Cover (2013) dataset was modified using 13 ancillary datasets including data on zoning, land use, parcel boundaries, landfills , floodplains, and wetlands. To view or download these data at 1m-resolution, please see the viewer and download menus below. To view and download these data aggregated to 10-meter resolution, use the Phase 6 Land Use Viewer.

High-Resolution Land Use Viewer

This data viewer allows you to explore the high-resolution land cover dataset. To zoom to an area of interest type an address or place in the upper right. A 10m aggregated version of this data is accessible at the Chesapeake Bay Phase 6 Land Use Viewer.

High-Resolution Land Use Download Links

To download a dataset simply click a geography to expand and show the download link for your target dataset.

Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Chesapeake Bay Watershed

This is a large dataset (21.7 GB) and may take some time to download.

Washington, D.C.
Data downloads last updated October 12, 2018.
Data Contact: [email protected]