LandScanEntry ID: Landscan
Abstract: The LandScan data set is a worldwide population database compiled on a 30" X 30" latitude/longitude grid. Census counts (at sub-national level) were apportioned to each grid cell based on likelihood coefficients, which are based on proximity to roads, slope, land cover, nighttime lights, and other data sets. LandScan has been developed as part of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Global ... Population Project for estimating ambient populations at risk. The LandScan files are available via the internet in ESRI grid format by continent and for the world. You can access the data files after user registration through the data links. For an overview of the methods used to develop LandScan, please read the documentation and FAQs.
The LandScan files are available via the internet in ESRI grid format by continent and for the world. You can access the data files after user registration through the data links at http://www.ornl.gov/sci/landscan/landscan_registration.shtml
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Dataset Title: LandScan
Dataset Series Name: LandScan
Dataset Release Place: Oak Ridge, TN
Dataset Publisher: Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Data Presentation Form: GIS MapOnline Resource: http://www.ornl.gov/sci/landscan/index.html
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > INFRASTRUCTURE > TRANSPORTATION > ROADS
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > POPULATION > POPULATION DISTRIBUTION
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > POPULATION > POPULATION SIZE
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > POPULATION
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > SURFACE WATER FEATURES > LAKES/RESERVOIRS
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > SURFACE WATER FEATURES > RIVERS/STREAMS
LAND SURFACE > LAND USE/LAND COVER > LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION
LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS > POPULATION DYNAMICS
ISO Topic Category
Quality ORNL follows procedures designed to ensure that LandScan data are of reasonable
quality. If, despite these procedures, users encounter apparent errors or
misstatements in the data, they should contact LandScan User Services via
e-mail. ORNL does not guarantee the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of
any data provided.
Access Constraints While LandScan data is available free of charge, users must register to
access the data set. Your registration information will be used to provide you
with LandScan Global Population Data updates and publications. Your personal
information will be kept strictly confidential and will not be sold, rented, or
used for non-LandScan purposes. Information may be reported to LandScan's
Use Constraints These data are for noncommercial use only. No third party distribution of all,
or parts, of the electronic files is authorized.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: Online
Distribution Format: ESRI GRID
Fees: No fees
Bhaduri, Budhendra, Edward Bright, Phillip Coleman, and Jerome Dobson, April 2002. LandScan: Locating People is What Matters. Geoinformatics Vol. 5, Number 2, pp. 34-37.
Dobson, J. E., E. A. Bright, P. R. Coleman, R.C. Durfee, B. A. Worley. 2000.
LandScan: A Global Population Database for Estimating Populations at Risk, Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing Vol. 66, No. 7, July 2000, pp. 849-857.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-05-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23