Land use and land cover, 1972-77, Culpeper Basin, Virginia-Maryland

Miscellaneous Field Studies Map 1208



Land use refers to man's activities that relate directly to the land.  Lover cover describes the land surface- vegetation, water, naturally- occurring soil and rock, and artificial constructions.

In showing land use and land cover in the Culpeper Basin, this map features a consistent level of detail and standardization of categories.  The use of the 1:125,000 compilation scale is appropriate, because this type of data is used frequently for different purposes by people representing several disciplines- land use planners, land managers, resource managemnet planners, and others.  For example, maps and data similar to this publication have been used for river basin planning, for analysis of land use and land cover changes relative to recreation, for river quality assessment, for preparation of environmental impact statements, and for studies on urbanization.  These efforts have been made at the multicounty regional, State, and Federal levels.

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Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Land use and land cover, 1972-77, Culpeper Basin, Virginia-Maryland
Series title Miscellaneous Field Studies Map
Series number 1208
ISBN 0607807261
DOI 10.3133/mf1208
Year Published 1980
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survye
Publisher location Reston, VA
Description 32.17 x 48.08 inches
Country United States
State Maryland
Other Geospatial Culpeper Basin
Scale 25000
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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