A synopsis of the mapping methods for the region is described in the Data_Quality_Information section (Process_Step) of the FGDC Metadata for the land cover dataset.
Detailed descriptions of mapping methods are available for each state responsibility area and each mapping zone. These more detailed descriptions of methods provide the following information: summary of predictor layer information (imagery, etc.), description of training samples, description of modeling methods and validation results. For more information on validation methods see Map Quality Assessment. For more information on the mapping legend, see Legend Descriptions.
To view methods documentation for a particular mapping zone, click on the mapping zone of interest (to download an Adobe Reader .pdf file*):
To view methods documentation for a particular state responsibility area, click on the state responsibility area of interest (to download an Adobe Reader .pdf file*):
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