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April 12, 2020 7:21 AM   Subscribe

The USDA's CropScape shows exactly which crops are being grown anywhere in the US. Because in these very weird and awful times, when nobody can leave their own property, it can be nice to look at some maps.
posted by gueneverey (5 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
this is neat, but man this had to have been made in 2008 in a tool that was not designed for this many data points.
posted by zsh2v1 at 7:49 AM on April 12, 2020 [1 favorite]

Come and try 'ta map my crops
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 8:18 AM on April 12, 2020

An ~80 acre orchard in my neck of the woods seems to be missing. Bechdolt's, 2209 Leithsville Rd, Hellertown, PA 18055
posted by gray17 at 10:09 AM on April 12, 2020

It's not going to be perfect, but it's an impressive project considering its scope. The restored native meadows near my house confuse the classification process, as I expected. Most of the meadows are classified as grass/pasture or alfalfa/other hay, which is pretty reasonably, I suppose, but there are a fair number of pixels identified as oats, corn, or other grain crops.
posted by mollweide at 10:21 AM on April 12, 2020

349 million acres of cropland in the US.
posted by mulligan at 10:44 AM on April 12, 2020

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