Geospatial covariate data layers

Recent years have seen substantial growth in openly available satellite and other geospatial data layers, which represent a range of metrics relevant to global human population mapping at fine spatial scales. The specifications of such data differ widely and therefore the harmonisation of data layers is a prerequisite to constructing detailed and contemporary spatial datasets which accurately describe population distributions. Such datasets are vital to measure impacts of population growth, monitor change, and plan interventions. To this end WorldPop has produced an open access archive of 3 and 30 arc-second resolution gridded data, which are available to download here and are described further in Lloyd et al 2019 and also Lloyd et al 2017.

Distance to OSM major roads 2016 Distance to OSM major road intersections 2016 Distance to OSM major waterways 2016 Distance to IUCN strict nature reserve and wilderness area edges 2000-2017 Resampled VIIRS night-time lights 2012-2016 Resampled DMSP-OLS night-time lights 2000-2011 Distance to edges of reclassified ESA-CCI-LC classes 2000 Distance to edges of reclassified ESA-CCI-LC classes 2001 Distance to edges of reclassified ESA-CCI-LC classes 2002 Distance to edges of reclassified ESA-CCI-LC classes 2003 Distance to edges of reclassified ESA-CCI-LC classes 2004 Distance to edges of reclassified ESA-CCI-LC classes 2005 Distance to edges of reclassified ESA-CCI-LC classes 2006 Distance to edges of reclassified ESA-CCI-LC classes 2007 Distance to edges of reclassified ESA-CCI-LC classes 2008 Distance to edges of reclassified ESA-CCI-LC classes 2009 Distance to edges of reclassified ESA-CCI-LC classes 2010 Distance to edges of reclassified ESA-CCI-LC classes 2011 Distance to edges of reclassified ESA-CCI-LC classes 2012 Distance to edges of reclassified ESA-CCI-LC classes 2013 Distance to edges of reclassified ESA-CCI-LC classes 2014 Distance to edges of reclassified ESA-CCI-LC classes 2015 SRTM-based slope per country 2000 SRTM-based elevation per country 2000 Distance to open-water coastline per country (for the whole 2000-2020 period) Distance to ESA-CCI-LC inland water per country (for the whole 2000-2012)