Base Maps and Charts

The base maps for the project are land use maps from 1985, 1990 and 1995. Land use maps were simplified by combining 25 categories into nine categories. All subsuquent maps are based on this classification system. Click here to find out how the classification was done. Charts were based on GIS tables converted into Microsoft Excel. Below is an example of the classification system using the 1995 map.

Change in area of 9 major categories from 1985 -1990

Total area of county ~463,000 acres