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Long Island Sound Changing Landscape is a remote sensing-based land cover study that charts landscape changes in Connecticut and portions of New York. It covers the 30-year period from 1985 to 2015 (with in-between dates of 1990, 1995, 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2015).

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Version 2.3

The newest set of land cover has been added to the Changing Landscape study which includes a 2015 date and some minor modifications to earlier dates. All dates are available for download. The download files are zipped img rasters with 12 classes.


Connecticut +

These files cover Connecticut and small parts of watersheds that cross the NY, MA and RI borders.

Land Cover
1985   1990   1995   2002   2006   2010   2015
Forest Fragmentation
1985   1990   1995   2002   2006   2010   2015

Long Island Sound Watershed Area

These files cover the HUC12 watersheds that belong to the Long Island Sound watershed and are part of this study.

Land Cover
1985   1990   1995   2002   2006   2010   2015

Full Land Cover Coverage

These files contain the full extent of land cover available including Long Island Sound watershed as well as Westchester County (NY), New York City and a portion of Long Island.

Land Cover
1985   1990   1995   2002   2006   2010   2015

Services

Map services are available https://cteco.uconn.edu/ctraster/rest/services/landcover.

 

Numbers

Tables of statistics can be downloaded directly from the visualizations. The help page has more information.