One of the prime prerequisites for better use of land is information on existing land use patterns and changes in land use through time. Knowledge of the present distribution and area of such agricultural, recreational, and urban lands, as well as information on their changing proportions, is needed by legislators, planners, and State and local governmental officials to determine better land use policy, to project transportation and utility demand, to identify future development pressure points and areas, and to implement effective plans for regional development.
Land Usage Coverage, 2010
|Low Intensity Residential||2.33%|
|Med. Intensity Residential||3.08%|
|Low Intensity Non-residential||2.18%|
|Med. Intensity Non-residential||1.52%|
|Active Strip Mining||0.16%|
No New Data as of August 2016