I have downloaded five datasets and would like to quantify the rate of urban sprawl in a watershed from 2001 to 2011 using NLCD. Here is the data I have: (1) NLCD 2001 to 2011 Land Cover from to Change Index, (2) NLCD 2011 Land Cover (3) NLCD 2011 Percent Developed Imperviousness, (4) NLCD 2001 Land Cover (2011 Edition), and (5) NLCD 2001 Percent Developed Imperviousness (2011 Edition).
Once I clip the data to my watershed boundary, how do I calculate the rate of urban sprawl?
I know that I won’t need all of the above data, but figured this is essentially everything I need for my study.
All of the data was downloaded from https://www.mrlc.gov/index.php