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Last of the Wild Project, Version 2, 2005 (LWP-2): Global Human Footprint Dataset (IGHP)

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. 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 Interrupted Goode Homolosine Projection (IGHP) system.

Purpose: To provide an updated map of anthropogenic impacts on the environment in Interrupted Goode Homosoline 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
Version: 2.0
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-01-01
Stop Date: 2004-12-31
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-12-12
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27