• Residential population

    In an age of Development Agendas that call for universal inclusiveness of people, global population grids are essential to support analyses and inform policy-making in a wide range of fields, from environmental assessment to disaster risk analysis and reduction. This map combines the best-available population estimates (from CIESIN Gridded Population of the World) with the best-available assessment of the spatial extents of human settlements (inferred from Landsat satellite data). It depicts the distribution and density of population, expressed as the number of people per cell, at high spatial resolution (250m) for the year 2015.

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