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dc.contributor.authorWhite, Claire McKenzieen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:52:07Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:52:07Z
dc.date.issued2011-12-06en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-12202011-092501en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/46322
dc.description.abstractWhile many studies have completed accuracy assessments on the National Land Cover Dataset (NLCD), little research has utilized a detailed digitized land cover dataset, like that available for the Town of Blacksburg, for this comparison. This study aims to evaluate the information available from a detailed land cover dataset and compare it with the National Land Cover Dataset (NLCD) at a localized scale. More specifically, it utilizes the detailed land cover dataset for the Town of Blacksburg to analyze the land cover distribution for varying land uses including single-family residential, multi-family residential, and non-residential. In addition, an application scenario assigns an area-weighted curve number to watersheds based on each land cover dataset. This study exhibits the importance of obtaining detailed land cover datasets for cities and towns. Furthermore, it shows the comprehensive information and subsequent quantifications that can be surmised from a detailed land cover dataset.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartWhite_CM_T_2011.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectLand Coveren_US
dc.subjectLand Useen_US
dc.subjectNational Land Cover Dataset (NLCD)en_US
dc.titleAnalysis and Comparison of a Detailed Land Cover Dataset versus the National Land Cover Dataset (NLCD) in Blacksburg, Virginiaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentCivil Engineeringen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairDymond, Randel L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberJones, Meredith T.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberYoung, Kevin D.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-12202011-092501/en_US
dc.date.sdate2011-12-20en_US
dc.date.rdate2012-01-19
dc.date.adate2012-01-19en_US


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