Land Use Mapping and Report

Land Use maps of same area through historyThe land use mapping effort consisted of digitizing land use polygons using 1948-1950's, 1976-1977, 1999-2001, and 2012 aerial imagery in a GIS environment. The goal of the delineation was to capture areas of similar land use as they appeared on the aerial imagery, while maintaining a consistent scale. Four tiers of nested attributes were developed for the mapping effort. The study area is defined by the GIS-modeled 100-year inundation boundary, plus a 500-meter buffer. In total, over 700 square miles of area were mapped for each suite of imagery.

Land Use GIS Data . These data consist of land use polygons digitized from 1948-1950's, 1976-1977, 1999-2001, and 2012 aerial orthophotographs.

Yellowstone River Land Use Mapping and Analysis Final Report (January 2013)