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Landscan 2011

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Using an innovative approach with Geographic Information System and Remote Sensing, ORNL's LandScan is the community standard for global population distribution. At approximately 1 km resolution (30" X 30"), LandScan is the finest resolution global population distribution data available and represents an ambient population (average over 24 hours). The LandScan algorithm, an R&D 100 Award Winner, uses spatial data and imagery analysis technologies and a multi-variable dasymetric modeling approach to disaggregate census counts within an administrative boundary. Since no single population distribution model can account for the differences in spatial data availability, quality, scale, and accuracy as well as the differences in cultural settlement practices, LandScan population distribution models are tailored to match the data conditions and geographical nature of each individual country and region. Source: http://www.ornl.gov/sci/landscan/

Creator: 
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Date of creation: 
2010
Data edited date: 
2011 Jun
Publisher: 
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Place of publication: 
Oak Ridge, TN 37831
Edition: 
2011
Scale: 
cell size is 0.008333333333333 double precision
Projection: 
Geographic
Datum: 
WGS84
Data type: 
Require permission to use?: 
None
Require acknowledgement to use?: 
None
Cost for use: 
None
Medium: 
Internal Network Drive and download
Geography: 
Format: 
GRID
Restrictions: 
FACULTY STAFF STUDENTS
Open data: 
Downloads: 
Subject: 
POPULATION
Format: 
GRID