Last of the Wild Project, Version 2, 2005 (LWP-2): Global Human Influence Index (HII) Dataset (Geographic)
Entry ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_LWP2_HII_GEOG

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Summary
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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Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

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)
Version: 2.00
Data Presentation Form: raster, map
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7927/H4BP00QC


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-01-01
Stop Date: 2004-01-01


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > EQUATORIAL
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >POPULATION >POPULATION DISTRIBUTION    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >POPULATION >POPULATION SIZE    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >RIVERS/STREAMS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND COVER    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
ENVIRONMENT
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
PLANNING CADASTRE


Project
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
LWP >Last of the Wild Project    [Information]


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
redistributing efforts.


Keywords
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Ecological Dynamics > Ecosystems
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Land Use
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Water Forms > Rivers
CIESIN > Population Dynamics > Demographic Characteristics > Population Distribution
CIESIN > Population Dynamics > Demographic Characteristics > Population Size
Biomes
Built-up Areas
Coastlines
Ecoregions
Human Access
Human Footprint
Human Population Pressure
Human Settlements
Navigable Rivers
Nighttime Lights
Population Density
Railroads
Realms
Roads


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
SEDAC


Data Center
Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/
Dataset ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_LWP2_HII_GEOG

Data Center Personnel
Name: SEDAC USER SERVICES
Phone: +1 845-365-8920
Fax: +1 845-365-8922
Email: ciesin.info at ciesin.columbia.edu
Contact Address:
61 Route 9W, P.O. Box 1000
City: Palisades
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA


World Data Center for Human Interactions in the Environment    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/wdc/
Dataset ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_LWP2_HII_GEOG

Data Center Personnel
Name: ROBERT CHEN
Phone: 1-845-365-8952
Fax: 1-845-365-8922
Email: bchen at ciesin.columbia.edu
Contact Address:
WDC for Human Interactions in the Environment
CIESIN/Columbia University
P. O. Box 1000
61 Route 9W
City: Palisades
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: ONLINE HTTP
Distribution_Format: GRID
Fees: 0

Distribution_Media: ONLINE HTTP
Distribution_Format: PDF
Fees: 0

Distribution_Media: ONLINE HTTP
Distribution_Format: PNG
Fees: 0


Personnel
SEDAC USER SERVICES
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +1 845-365-8920
Fax: +1 845-365-8922
Email: ciesin.info at ciesin.columbia.edu
Contact Address:
61 Route 9W, P.O. Box 1000
City: Palisades
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA


CIESIN METADATA ADMINISTRATION
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +1 845-365-8988
Fax: +1 845-365-8922
Email: metadata at ciesin.columbia.edu
Contact Address:
61 Route 9W, P.O. Box 1000
City: Palisades
Province or State: New York
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA


Publications/References
Wildlife Conservation Society - WCS, and Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University (2005), Last of the Wild Project, Version 2, 2005 (LWP-2): Global Human Footprint Dataset (Geographic), NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC), Palisades, NY, doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.7927/H4M61H5F

Wildlife Conservation Society - WCS, and Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University (2005), Last of the Wild Project, Version 2, 2005 (LWP-2): Global Human Footprint Dataset (IGHP), NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC), Palisades, NY, doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.7927/H4GF0RFQ

Wildlife Conservation Society - WCS, and Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University (2005), Last of the Wild Project, Version 2, 2005 (LWP-2): Global Human Influence Index (HII) Dataset (IGHP), NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC), Palisades, NY, doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.7927/H46W980H

Wildlife Conservation Society - WCS, and Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University (2005), Last of the Wild Project, Version 2, 2005 (LWP-2): Last of the Wild Dataset (Geographic), NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC), Palisades, NY, doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.7927/H4348H83

Wildlife Conservation Society - WCS, and Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University (2005), Last of the Wild Project, Version 2, 2005 (LWP-2): Last of the Wild Dataset (IGHP), NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC), Palisades, NY, doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.7927/H4ZC80SS

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-01-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-06-06

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