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Land cover class layers


The NRI quantifies, through a series of highly detailed maps, how much land in the region is developed
and how much consists of parks, wetlands, forests, grasslands, floodplains and more. Future work will
seek to quantify how much clean air and clean water
and other ecosystem services are provided by area natural resources.


NRI Project Resources

All new GIS data is available to MARC partners at no cost. The following are now available for download:

Land Cover Data

  • NRI data User’s Guide
  • NRI Technical Report
  • Geodatabase file (.gdb), containing raster format land cover data (218 MB, download may take several minutes)
  • Layer file (.lyr) to be used with .gdb file, to define map symbology


For technical questions, contact Andrea Repinsky, GIS Planner II, 816-701-8385.