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Last of the Wild Project, Version 2, 2005 (LWP-2): Global Human Influence Index (HII) Dataset (Geographic)Entry ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_LWP2_HII_GEOG
Abstract: The Global Human Influence Index Dataset of the Last of the Wild Project, Version 2, 2005 (LWP-2) is a global dataset of 1-kilometer grid cells, created from nine global data layers covering human population pressure (population density population settlements), 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).
The global and continental data in ArcInfo Grid (GRID) format and maps in Portable Document Format (PDF) and Portable Network Graphics (PNG) formats are available from the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC).
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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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), and Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)/Columbia University
Dataset Title: Last of the Wild Project, Version 2, 2005 (LWP-2): Global Human Influence Index (HII) Dataset (Geographic)
Dataset Release Date: 2005
Dataset Release Place: Palisades, NY
Dataset Publisher: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC)
Data Presentation Form: raster, mapOnline Resource: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/wildareas-v2-human-influe...
Start Date: 1995-01-01Stop Date: 2004-01-01
Quality Changes from the LWP 2002 to LWP 2005 include the following: 1) The populated and USGS urban polygons layers are replaced by CIESIN Global Rural Urban Mapping Project (GRUMP) urban extent layer. 2) The USGS Global land Cover Characteristics layer is replaced with EU Joint Research Centre Global Land Cover 2000 dataset. 3) The roads layer is updated using Latin America and Caribbean Roads data compiled by Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT). Africa roads are updated from compilation of Africa roads data by Andy Nelson.
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Trustees of Columbia University in
the City of New York hold the copyright of this dataset. Users are prohibited
... from any commercial, non-free resale, or redistribution without explicit
written permission from WCS or CIESIN. Users should acknowledge WCS and CIESIN
as the source used in the creation of any reports, publications, new data sets,
derived products, or services resulting from the use of this data set. WCS or
CIESIN also request reprints of any publications and notification of any
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: CD-Rom
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +39 06 94180777
Fax: +39 06 94180292
Email: eohelp at esa.int
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Postal Code: 00044
Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-20