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GHSL - Global Human Settlement Layer
Visualising world population density as an interactive multi-scale map using the global human settlement population layer
The Global Human Settlement Layer: an amazing new global population dataset
At the recent Habitat III conference on housing and sustainable development in Quito, Ecuador (17-20 October 2016) the European Commission launched a new Global Human Settlement (GHS) dataset. That's what this post is about. Before that, here are some basic data details - Landsat data from 1975, 1990, 2000 and 2014 were processed and analysed in order to produce three different GHS products: one on population (GHS-POP), one on built-up areas (GHS-BUILT) and one city model dataset (GHS-SMOD). But this is already getting too technical, so let's look at some maps - I've just created a few in 3D for fun in order to give you an idea of what the population dataset looks like. Each image below uses the 250 metre resolution one (there is also a 1km cell version for population).
World Populations Visualization How-to
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