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.
Additional publication details
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Title||Land use and land cover, 1972-77, Culpeper Basin, Virginia-Maryland|
|Series title||Miscellaneous Field Studies Map|
|Publisher||U.S. Geological Survye|
|Publisher location||Reston, VA|
|Description||32.17 x 48.08 inches|
|Other Geospatial||Culpeper Basin|
|Online Only (Y/N)||N|
|Additional Online Files (Y/N)||N|
|Google Analytic Metrics||Metrics page|