Land Use

The Land Use layer publishes cartographic content related to the functional usage of the land and classifies areas of land for use by people. The Land Use is more dynamic than Land Cover.


Type of content included Description
Geometry Geometry of the Land Use represented as polygonal information. Some Land Use could be represented as polyline geometry.
Object ID of the cartographic object (polygonal object) is the primary map object identifier.
Name Name(s) applicable to the Land Use.
Attribution Attribution applicable to the Land Use, like classification, display class. Possibly a Label Point is included for Land Use.
A detailed classification of Land Use cartographic objects is available.

Go to Land Use schema definition

Possible Use Cases

  • Map display
  • Navigation / Situational Awareness
  • Routing
  • Search • GIS analysis for city planning • Tactical planning for law enforcement and military

Land Cover- can be combined with Land Use to render a richer map with more features.

Hydrography - can be combined with Land Use to render a richer map with more features.

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