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Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University, and CUNY Institute for Demographic Research - CIDR - City University of New York. 2021. Low Elevation Coastal Zone (LECZ) Urban-Rural Population and Land Area Estimates, Version 3. Palisades, New York: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). https://doi.org/10.7927/d1x1-d702. Accessed DAY MONTH YEAR.
MacManus, K., D. Balk, H. Engin, G. McGranahan, and R. Inman. 2021. Estimating Population and Urban Areas at Risk of Coastal Hazards, 1990-2015: How Data Choices Matter. Earth System Science Data 13:5747-5801. https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-5747-2021.
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The data are available as global grids in GeoTIFF (.tif) format and as statistical data in Excel (.xlsm) tabular spreadsheet format. These files are packaged in separate compressed zip files for download. The GeoTIFF zip file includes source code and sample data in a python jupyter notebook titled create-leczs.ipynb. Each downloadable is a compressed zip file containing: 1) GeoTIFF or XLSM file, 2) Source code, if applicable, 3) Readme.TXT file, and 4) PDF Documentation. Specifically:
● The Low Elevation Coastal Zone (LECZ) Urban-Rural Population and Land Area Estimates, Version 3 for the years 1990, 2000, and 2015 are available in a macroenabled Excel Workbook (.xlsm), along with Summary Tables in an Excel Worksheet (.xlsx).
● Low Elevation Coastal Zone (LECZ) Land Area Estimates, Version 3 MERIT LECZs Raster Layer is available in GeoTIFF format in the WGS84 coordinate system, along with the source code used to produce rasterized LECZ data.