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Latin America and the Caribbean Population Time Series, v1 (1990, 2000)

Population Dynamics

To describe changing population distribution and growth in Latin America and the Caribbean using spatially consistent and comparable units at a spatial resolution suitable to regional change analysis.

Spatial Data from the 2011 India Census, v1 (2011)

India Data Collection

To provide high-resolution population and urban classification data for India for 2011.

Food Insecurity Hotspots Data Set, v1 (2009 – 2019)

Food Security

To provide gridded data that identify the level of intensity and frequency of food insecurity over the 10 years between 2009 and 2019, as well as hotspot areas that have experienced consecutive food insecurity events, based on FEWS NET Food Security Data.

Mangrove Forests Distribution Polygon, v1 (2000)

West Africa Coastal Vulnerability Mapping

To provide mangrove forests in the coastal zone of West Africa that may be exposed to the threats of sea level rise and storm surge.

Point and Gridded Locations of Fatalities, v1 (2008 – 2013)

West Africa Coastal Vulnerability Mapping

To measure human security and sensitivity of populations to climate stressors in the coastal zone of West Africa.

Subset of OpenStreetMap Roads, v1 (2014)

West Africa Coastal Vulnerability Mapping

To provide roads linking rural production to urban markets in the coastal zone of West Africa that represent an important exposed infrastructure asset.

Administrative Unit Center Points with Population Estimates, v4.11 (2000, 2005, 2010, 2015, 2020)

Gridded Population of the World (GPW), v4

To provide a vector (point) version of the input administrative units used in GPWv4 with population estimates, densities, 2010 basic demographic characteristics, and administrative name, area, and data context for use in data integration.

National Identifier Grid, v4.11 (2010)

Gridded Population of the World (GPW), v4

To provide a raster representation of nation-states in GPWv4 for use in aggregating population data.

India Village-Level Geospatial Socio-Economic Data Set, v1 (1991, 2001)

India Data Collection

To provide data that can be used in independent spatial statistical analyses, construction of development-related indices, or in combination with remote sensing data in order to identify spatio-temporal patterns and/or changes in different demographic categories, such as male, female, urban, rural, level of education, etc.

Urban Extent Polygons, v1.01 (1995)

Global Rural-Urban Mapping Project (GRUMP), v1

To provide a polygon representation of urban areas with city or agglomeration name and time series population estimates.

Settlement Points, v1.01 (1990, 1995, 2000)

Global Rural-Urban Mapping Project (GRUMP), v1

To provide populated place (point) data with consistent population estimates.

Dar es Salaam Land Use and Informal Settlement Data Set, v1 (1982, 1992, 1998, 2002)

Urban Spatial Data

To provide urban land use and informal settlements for the years 1982, 1992, 1998, and 2002 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Global Urban Heat Island (UHI) Data Set, v1 (2013)

Satellite-Derived Environmental Indicators

To provide a global data set of average summer daytime maximum/nighttime minimum land surface temperatures (LSTs) for urban extents, as well as the LST difference between the urban area and the buffer.

Population Exposure Estimates in Proximity to Nuclear Power Plants, Locations, v1 (1956 – 2012)

Energy Infrastructure

To provide a global data set of point locations and attributes describing nuclear power plants and reactors.

ATSDR Hazardous Waste Site Polygon Data with CIESIN Modifications, v2 (2010)

Superfund Site Footprints

To provide an easily accessible, corrected data set of polygons for hazardous waste sites in the United States which can be used to identify nearby populations and assess their potential risk.

Global Roads Open Access Data Set (gROADS), v1 (1980 – 2010)

Global Roads

To provide an open access, well documented global data set of roads between settlements using a consistent data model (UNSDI-T v.2) which is, to the extent possible, topologically integrated.

Coastlines, v1 (2000)

Global Rural-Urban Mapping Project (GRUMP), v1

To permit cartographic display of coastlines that exactly match the GRUMPv1 population surfaces.

National Administrative Boundaries, v1 (2000)

Global Rural-Urban Mapping Project (GRUMP), v1

To permit cartographic display of countries and territories that exactly match the GRUMPv1 population surfaces

Settlement Points, v1 (1990, 1995, 2000)

Global Rural-Urban Mapping Project (GRUMP), v1

To provide populated place (point) data with consistent population estimates.

Reservoirs, v1.01 (2011)

Global Reservoir and Dam (GRanD), v1

To provide a geographically explicit and reliable database of reservoirs for the scientific community.

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