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Integration of Land Cover Trends Field Photography with an Online Map Service


Langseth, M.L., Chang, M.Y., Carlino, Jennifer, Bellmore, J.R., Birch, D.D., Bradley, Joshua, Bristol, R.S., Buscombe, D.D., Duda, J.J., Everette, A.L., Graves, T.A., Greenwood, M.M., Govoni, H.S., Henkel, H.S., Hutchison, V.B., Jones, B.K., Kern, Tim, Lacey, Jennifer, Lamb, R.M., Lightsom, F.L., Long, J.L., Saleh, R.A., Smith, S.W., Soulard, C.E., Viger, R.J., Warrick, J.A., Wesenberg, K.E., Wieferich, D.J., and Winslow, L.A., 2016, Community for Data Integration 2015 annual report: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1165, 57 p.,


The USGS National Land Cover Trends Project has the largest repository of field photos at the USGS (over 33,000 photos). Prior to CDI funding, Land Cover Trends had limited funding to make the national collection of photos available online for researchers, land managers, and citizens. The goal of this CDI project was to add geotags and keywords to the digital copies of each field photo and make the collection searchable and downloadable via the Internet. By funding the effort to integrate Land Cover Trends field photography and online mapping technology, CDI has helped provide access to geographic data needed to conduct science and support policy decisions. Sharing georeferenced photography distributed across the conterminous United [...]


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“Screenshot of the Leaflet map interface of the USGS Trends Photo Explorer”
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“Display of 2011 NLCD and Land Cover Trends sample bl ocks”
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“Trends Photo Explorer zoomed in and displaying Level 3 ecoregions/sample blocks ”
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“USGS Trends Photo Explorer displaying a single photo and its metadata”
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