Land Cover of the South Atlantic States Fine Art Print Map
High-resolution data sets are now so complete that we are
finally able to offer Land Cover versions of our maps. These include
relief shading along with colors representing land cover categories.
Unlike uniformly sequential elevation tints, land cover is extremely and
unpredictable variable, so these maps sharply define even small local
areas. At the same time, they reveal regional patterns which elevation
tints miss entirely.
Two notable differences are the sharp cropland/grassland
distinction in the West, and the tightly interspersed farmland/forestland
pattern in the East. That regional difference called for two different
treatments: compare the Gulf Coast and the Southern Plains maps, or the Northern
Plains and the Great Lakes.
This map covers all of the Florida Peninsula, extending west to the
Apalachicola River. In the Atlantic we include the Bahamas south and
east as far as Great Exuma Island. The Atlantic Coast is shown north up
to the Virginia state line and includes all
of North Carolina, South Carolina & Georgia; most of Florida (the
western Panhandle is NOT included); eastern Tennessee, and the eastern
edge of Alabama.
Dimensions: All dimensions are approximate.