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Dataset of Land Reclamation of United States of American during 1000-1780

ZHAO Caishan1,2HE Fanneng*1YANG Fan3WANG Yafei1,2
1 Key Laboratory of Land Surface Pattern and Simulation,Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100101,China2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100049,China3 Key Research Institute of Yellow River Civilization and Sustainable Development & Collaborative Innovation Center on Yellow River Civilization Jointly Built by Henan Province and Ministry of Education,Henan University,Kaifeng 475001,China


Published:Feb. 2022

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Key Words:

Historical land use,land reclamation,United States,1000-1780,


The Dataset of Land Reclamation of United States of American during 1000-1780 was developed based on the integrated analysis using historical records and documentations. The dataset consists of the following data covering the continental United States of Amecian from 1000 to 1780: (1) change of cropland area; (2) regional cropland area and land reclamation; (3) spatial distribution of cropland with a resolution of 10 km. The dataset is archived in .xls, .shp and .tif data formats, and consists of 61 data files with data size of 24.8 MB (Compressed into one single file with 10.3 MB).

Foundation Item:

Ministry of Science and Technology of P. R. China (2017YFA0603304); National Natural Science Foundation of China (41671149);

Data Citation:

ZHAO Caishan, HE Fanneng*, YANG Fan, WANG Yafei. Dataset of Land Reclamation of United States of American during 1000-1780[J/DB/OL]. Digital Journal of Global Change Data Repository, 2022.


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Data Product:

ID Data Name Data Size Operation
1 LandReclaUSA_1000-1780.rar 10552.12KB