Raster Dataset

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US, Cropland


This layer contains 2010 cropland information for the US. This raster file was designed for large scale thematic mapping.



The spatial data were obtained from the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service and are current as of 2010. The US Cropland Data layer was obtained from the NASS CropScape website. The layer is a raster, geo-referenced data layer that has a ground resolution of 30 meters. The attributes were modified to include pixel value, count, RBG value, opacity, and class names. The coordinate system of this data is WGS 1984.


Center for Geospatial Technology, Texas Tech University
United States Department of Agriculture
National Agricultural Statistics Service

Use limitations


West  -127.887228    East  -65.345473
North  51.605135    South  22.940136

Scale Range
Maximum (zoomed in)  1:5,000
Minimum (zoomed out)  1:150,000,000

ArcGIS Metadata 

Topics and Keywords 

*Content type  Downloadable Data


*Title US_Cropland_2010_CDLS.tif

Presentation formats* digital map

Resource Details 

Dataset languages* English (UNITED STATES)

Spatial representation type* grid

*Processing environment Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS

Center for Geospatial Technology, Texas Tech University
United States Department of Agriculture
National Agricultural Statistics Service

ArcGIS item properties
*Name US_Cropland_2010_CDLS.tif
*Location file://\\cgstdb\CGSTGeognet\Geognet\Geognet2014\USLayers2014\US_Cropland\US_Cropland_2010_CDLS.tif
*Access protocol Local Area Network


Geographic extent
Bounding rectangle
Extent type  Extent used for searching
*West longitude -127.887228
*East longitude -65.345473
*North latitude 51.605135
*South latitude 22.940136
*Extent contains the resource Yes

Extent in the item's coordinate system
*West longitude -127.887228
*East longitude -65.345473
*South latitude 22.940136
*North latitude 51.605135
*Extent contains the resource Yes

Spatial Reference 

ArcGIS coordinate system
*Type Geographic
*Geographic coordinate reference GCS_WGS_1984
*Coordinate reference details
Geographic coordinate system
Well-known identifier 4326
X origin -400
Y origin -400
XY scale 11258999068426.238
Z origin -100000
Z scale 10000
M origin -100000
M scale 10000
XY tolerance 8.983152841195215e-009
Z tolerance 0.001
M tolerance 0.001
High precision true
Left longitude -180
Latest well-known identifier 4326
Well-known text GEOGCS["GCS_WGS_1984",DATUM["D_WGS_1984",SPHEROID["WGS_1984",6378137.0,298.257223563]],PRIMEM["Greenwich",0.0],UNIT["Degree",0.0174532925199433],METADATA["World",-180.0,-90.0,180.0,90.0,0.0,0.0174532925199433,0.0,1262],AUTHORITY["EPSG",4326]]

Reference system identifier
*Value 4326
*Codespace EPSG
*Version 8.2.6

Spatial Data Properties 

Georectified Grid
*Number of dimensions 2

Axis dimensions properties
Dimension type  column (x-axis)
*Dimension size 179978
*Resolution  0.000347 Degree

Axis dimensions properties
Dimension type  row (y-axis)
*Dimension size 82490
*Resolution  0.000347 Degree

*Cell geometry  area
*Point in pixel  center

*Transformation parameters are available Yes

*Check points are available No

Corner points
*Point -127.887228 22.940136
*Point -127.887228 51.605135
*Point -65.345473 51.605135
*Point -65.345473 22.940136

*Center point -96.616351 37.272636

ArcGIS Raster Properties
General Information
*Pixel depth 8
*Compression type LZW
*Number of bands 1
*Raster format TIFF
*Source type discrete
*Pixel type unsigned integer
*No data value 255
*Has colormap Yes
*Has pyramids Yes

Spatial Data Content 

Image Description
*Type of information  thematic classification

Band information
*Description Band_1
*Maximum value 254.000000
*Minimum value 0.000000
*Number of bits per value 8


Distribution format
*Name Raster Dataset


Details for object US_Cropland_2010_CDLS.tif.vat 
*Type Table
*Row count 256

Field OID
*Alias OID
*Data type OID
*Width 4
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
*Field description
Internal feature number.

*Description source

*Description of values
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

Field Value
*Alias Value
*Data type Integer
*Width 9
*Precision 9
*Scale 0

Field Count
*Alias Count
*Data type Double
*Width 19
*Precision 0
*Scale 0

Field Class_Name
*Alias Class_Name
*Data type String
*Width 254
*Precision 0
*Scale 0

Field Red
*Alias Red
*Data type Double
*Width 19
*Precision 0
*Scale 0

Field Green
*Alias Green
*Data type Double
*Width 19
*Precision 0
*Scale 0

Field Blue
*Alias Blue
*Data type Double
*Width 19
*Precision 0
*Scale 0

Field Opacity
*Alias Opacity
*Data type Double
*Width 19
*Precision 0
*Scale 0

Metadata Details 

*Metadata language English (UNITED STATES)
*Metadata character set  utf8 - 8 bit UCS Transfer Format

Scope of the data described by the metadata* dataset
Scope name* dataset

*Last update 2015-01-09

ArcGIS metadata properties
Metadata format ArcGIS 1.0
Standard or profile used to edit metadata ItemDescription

Created in ArcGIS for the item 2015-01-07 16:10:31
Last modified in ArcGIS for the item 2015-01-09 15:46:29

Automatic updates
Have been performed Yes
Last update 2015-01-09 15:46:02

FGDC Metadata (read-only) 

Entities and Attributes