The 1978-1998 Antrim County Land Use Atlas provides side-by-side comparisons of land use & land cover in the County and its townships as it was in 1978, and as it had changed in 1998. (Note: the complete atlas is a large file of almost 10 MB; data on individual townships is available at the bottom of this page.)
The differences in land-use/land-cover between the two periods are also summarized in the form of charts and statistical tables. This chart shows the differences in selected land uses between 1978 and 1998.
We hope the information will also prove useful to the various townships in the County in compiling their respective township master plans and future land use maps. Files are in PDF format.
Technical Information - This project updated the Antrim County portions of the 1978 Land Use/Cover files of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The work required original analysis and interpretation of the MichCon imagery covering the whole of Antrim County. Land use and land cover information were coded in the MIRIS 2000 system by the Land Information Access Association (LIAA) under contract to Antrim County. Data obtained from the 1978 and 1998 imagery were then compared to derive statistical summaries of the changes in land use and land cover over the 20-year period.
Antrim County Land Use Atlas by Township
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Central Lake Township
Elk Rapids Township
Forest Home Township
Torch Lake Township