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Last of the Wild Project, Version 2, 2005 (LWP-2): Global Human Footprint Dataset (Geographic)
Entry ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_LWP2_HF_GEOG

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Summary
Abstract: The Global Human Footprint Dataset of the Last of the Wild Project, Version 2, 2005 (LWP-2) is the Human Influence

Index (HII) normalized by biome and realm. The HII is a global dataset of 1-kilometer grid cells, created from nine global data

layers covering human population pressure (population density), human land use and infrastructure (built-up areas, nighttime lights,

land use/land cover), and human access (coastlines, roads, railroads, navigable rivers). The dataset is produced by the Wildlife

Conservation Society (WCS) and the Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) and is

available in the Geographic Coordinate system.

Purpose: To provide an updated map of anthropogenic impacts on the environment in geographic projection which can be used

in wildlife conservation planning, natural resource management, and research on human-environment interactions.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 89.93   S: -89.92   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Version: 2.0
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-01-01
Stop Date: 2004-12-31
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