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Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University. 2016. Gridded Population of the World, Version 4 (GPWv4): Population Density. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). http://dx.doi.org/10.7927/H4NP22DQ. Accessed DAY MONTH YEAR.
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Note: For regional to global analyses, users may wish to download the UN-adjusted versions of this data set. Further explanations as to the differences between the non-adjusted and UN-adjusted versions of GPWv4 are found on the What is UN-Adjusted data? web page.
Gridded Population of the World, Version 4 (GPWv4): Population Density are available as global grids in GeoTiff format. Each downloadable is a compressed zip file, which contains: 1) the global GeoTiff for the year of estimate, 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.