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Gridded Population of the World, Version 4 (GPWv4): Population Density
Entry ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_GPWv4_POPDENS_004


Summary
Abstract: Gridded Population of the World, Version 4 (GPWv4) Population Density consists of estimates of human population density based on counts consistent with national censuses and population registers, for the years 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015, and 2020. A proportional allocation gridding algorithm, utilizing approximately 12.5 million national and sub-national administrative units, is used to assign population values to 30 arc-second (~1 km) grid cells. The population density grids are derived by dividing the population count grids by the land area grids. The pixel values represent persons per square kilometer.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 85.0   S: -60.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University
Dataset Title: Gridded Population of the World, Version 4 (GPWv4): Population Density
Dataset Release Date: 2016-07-11T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Release Place: Palisades, NY
Dataset Publisher: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC)
Version: 004
Data Presentation Form: raster, map, map service
Online Resource: http://dx.doi.org/10.7927/H4NP22DQ
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-07-01
Stop Date: 2000-07-01
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NOT APPLICABLE
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Use Constraints This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0). Users are free to use, copy, distribute, transmit, and adapt the work for commercial and non-commercial purposes, without restriction, as long as clear attribution of the source is provided.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Distribution
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Format: GeoTIFF
Fees: None
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Publications/References
Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University (2016-01-01T00:00:00.000Z), Gridded Population of the World, Version 4 (GPWv4): Administrative Unit Center Points with Population Estimates, NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC), Palisades, NY, doi:doi:10.7927/H4F47M2C, http://dx.doi.org/10.7927/H4F47M2C
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2016-08-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23


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