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Earth Institute Research Projects

Establishment of the POPGRID Data Collaborative

Lead PI: Dr. Robert S. Chen , Dr. Alexander de Sherbinin , Mr. Gregory G. Yetman

Unit Affiliation: Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)

September 2017 - June 2020
Inactive
Global
Project Type: Research Outreach

DESCRIPTION: The POPGRID Data Collaborative brings together and expands the international community of data providers, users, and sponsors concerned with georeferenced data on population, human settlements and infrastructure. It promotes cooperation in producing and harmonizing high quality data products and services needed by a range of scientific and applied users. POPGRID seeks to improve data access, timeliness, consistency, and utility; support data use and interpretation; identify and address pressing user needs; reduce duplication and user confusion; and encourage innovation and cross-disciplinary use.

OUTCOMES: Website providing access to key global population data sets, documentation, intercomparison resources, and other materials: https://www.popgrid.org/. Includes the POPGRID Data Viewer, which supports visualization of datasets and their similarities and differences.

SPONSOR:

Gates (Bill and Melinda) Foundation

RESEARCH TEAM:

Susana Adamo, Marc Levy

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

WEBSITE:

https://www.gatesfoundation.org/How-We-Work/Quick-Links/Grants-Database/Grants/2017/09/OPP1177328

PUBLICATIONS:

Leyk, S. et al. 2019. Allocating people to pixels: A review of large-scale gridded population data products and their fitness for use. Eart System Science Data (in press). https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2019-82

KEYWORDS

demographic data population sustainable development

THEMES

Stewardship of the planet