Since 2000, the Estuary has produced a number of land cover classifications and related products for the region, using various technologies.
2009 Lower Columbia River High Resolution Land Cover Data
This 1-meter resolution land cover classification data is our latest regional land cover product and was funded by the Bonneville Power Administration in 2010, as part of the Columbia River Estuary Ecosystem Classification. The data set was created by Sanborn, in collaboration with the NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP). The classification scheme is based on existing standard classifications, with additional detail provided for estuarine and tidal freshwater habitats.
Obtaining the 2009 Lower Columbia River High Resolution Land Cover Data
The data is available in ERDAS Imagine raster and ESRI shapefile vector file formats at the following links. A metadata report and accuracy assessment report are also provided. For questions or additional assistance, please contact our GIS staff.
The NOAA C-CAP has produced another version of this data that is consistent with their standard land cover classes. This alternate version is available from the C-CAP Data Access Viewer, or from NOAA Digital Coast
Viewing the 2009 Lower Columbia River High Resolution Land Cover Data
The data can be viewed in the map below, or a in full screen map by clicking the link at the bottom of the map