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Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University. 2018. Gridded Population of the World, Version 4 (GPWv4): Data Quality Indicators, Revision 11. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). https://doi.org/10.7927/H42Z13KG. Accessed DAY MONTH YEAR.
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The files for this data set are available as global rasters in both GeoTIFF and ASCII (text) format at the native 30 arc-second resolution and four lower resolutions: 2.5 arc-minute, 15 arc-minute, 30 arc-minute, and 1 degree. The data are stored in WGS84, geographic coordinate system (latitude/longitude).
Each downloadable is a compressed zip file containing one of the three data layers at the desired resolution and file format. The zip files for the Data Context and Water Mask layers in ASCII format also include a lookup table (.txt) that explains the meanings of the data values. A separate documentation zip file contains PDF documentation, a Microsoft Excel file (.xlsx) with country-level information and sources, and a text file (.txt) with a log of changes to the data set by version.