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Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University. 2016. Gridded Population of the World, Version 4 (GPWv4): Administrative Unit Center Points with Population Estimates. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). http://dx.doi.org/10.7927/H4F47M2C. Accessed DAY MONTH YEAR.
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Gridded Population of the World, Version 4 (GPWv4) Administrative Unit Center Points with Population Estimates are available to download at the global and national levels. Global versions of the data set are available in Esri file geodatabase, OGC GeoPackage (SQLite), and CSV formats. Please note that due to the large number of input units used in GPWv4 (approximately 12.5 million), these files require high-powered computers to work with this global data. As an alternative, the data is also provided at the national level using shapefiles and CSV files. In this download format, data are split by country (and by state for the United States). Each downloadable is a compressed zip file, which contains 1) either the Esri file geodatabase, the OGC GeoPackage (SQLite) file, the shapefiles or the CSVs, 2) PDF documentation, 3) a Microsoft Excel file (.xlsx) with country-level information and sources, and 4) a text file (.txt) with a log of changes to the dataset by version.