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Georeferenced Population Datasets of Mexico (GEO-MEX): Raster Based GIS Coverage of Mexican Population

Abstract: The Raster Based GIS Coverage of Mexican Population is a gridded coverage (1 x 1 km) of Mexican population. The data were converted from vector into

raster. The population figures were derived based on available point data (the population of known localities - 30,000 in all). Cell values were derived using a weighted moving average

function (Burrough, 1986), and then calculated based on known population by state. The result from this conversion is a coverage whose population data is based on square grid cells rather

than a series of vectors. This dataset is produced by the Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) in collaboration with the Instituto

Nacional de Estadistica Geografia e Informatica (INEGI).

Purpose: To provide raster based GIS coverage of Mexican population.
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Description: data set DOI and homepage
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 33.0   S: 14.0   E: -87.0   W: -117.0

Data Set Citation
Version: 1.0
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1990-01-01
Stop Date: 1990-12-31
ISO Topic Category
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-12-12
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27