Urban and built-up land
Urban and built-up land is county land used for urban areas, characterized by buildings, asphalt, suburban gardens, and systematic street patterns. This includes residential, commercial. Industrial, transportation, communications, utilities, and mixed developments. (Definition of urban and built up land from landcover.usgs.gov.)
SJCOG collects and reports numbers such as these graphs to show the current state of our county’s land use. These graphs reveal that, although the county has rapidly developed land, the conversion rate to urban and built-up land is slowing and leveling out.