The map above shows how land was being used in Antioch-Brentwood, Contra Costa County, California in 1996. Each color on the map corresponds to a different category of land use: P = prime farmland, S = farmland of statewide importance, U = unique farmland, L = farmland of local importance, G = grazing land, D = urban and build-up land, X = other land, W = water. Land use maps show economic, environmental and cultural patterns. They provide important information for making a wide variety of planning and development decisions. Comparing land- use maps prepared for different dates can yield valuable information about how land use patterns are changing (see Time Sequence Map in the MapWatch Gallery).
The map was produced by the California Department of Conservation Division of Land Resource Protection.