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Urban Extent Polygons, v1.02 (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.

SSPs Literature Database, v1 (2014 – 2019)

Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs)

To provide a literature database tracking the use of a global scenarios framework consisting of Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs), Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs), and Shared Policy Assumptions (SPAs), for climate, socioeconomic, environmental, and other related research.

Annual PM2.5 Concentrations for Countries and Urban Areas, v1 (1998 – 2016)

Satellite-Derived Environmental Indicators

To provide an annual global surface of concentrations (micrograms per cubic meter) of mineral dust and sea-salt filtered fine particulate matter of 2.5 micrometers or smaller (PM2.5) in countries and urban areas for large-scale health and environmental research

Global Human Modification of Terrestrial Systems, v1 (2016)

Land Use and Land Cover

To provide a cumulative measure of human modification of terrestrial lands based on modeling the physical extents of 13 anthropogenic stressors and their estimated impacts using spatially-explicit global data sets.

VIIRS Plus DMSP Change in Lights (VIIRS+DMSP dLIGHT), v1 (1992, 2002, 2013)

Satellite-Derived Environmental Indicators

To visualize changes in brightness and extent of global nighttime lights networks over two decades with improved radiometric accuracy and finer spatial resolution.

Global Development Potential Indices, v1 (2016)

Land Use and Land Cover

To provide spatially-explicit data that relatively rank global land suitability referred to as Development Potential Indices (DPIs) for 13 sectors related to renewable energy, fossil fuels, mining and agriculture as an aid to conservation priority setting.

Urban Extents from VIIRS and MODIS for the Continental U.S. Using Machine Learning Methods, v1 (2015)

Urban Spatial Data

To provide representations of urban areas in the Continental U.S. in the year 2015 to support sustainable urban development planning in accordance with the growth of urban areas.

Development Threat Index, v1 (2015)

Land Use and Land Cover (LULC)

To provide a future development threat map based on combining these resources: agricultural expansion, urban expansion, conventional oil and gas, unconventional oil and gas, coal, mining, biofuels, solar, and wind.

Global Annual PM2.5 Grids from MODIS, MISR and SeaWiFS Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD) with GWR, v1 (1998 – 2016)

Satellite-Derived Environmental Indicators

To provide an annual global surface of concentrations (micrograms per cubic meter) of mineral dust and sea-salt filtered fine particulate matter of 2.5 micrometers or smaller (PM2.5) for large-scale health and environmental research.

Economic Systems Index, v1 (2000, 2010)

West Africa Coastal Vulnerability Mapping

To assess relative levels of economic activity in the coastal zone of West Africa.

Subset of JRC Map of Accessibility, v1 (1987 – 2008)

West Africa Coastal Vulnerability Mapping

To provide market accessibility in the coastal zone of West Africa.

Subset of DMSP-OLS Nighttime Lights for Economic Activity, v1 (2010)

West Africa Coastal Vulnerability Mapping

To provide a measure of economic activity in the coastal zone of West Africa based on nighttime lights.

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.

Global Population Density Grid Time Series Estimates, v1 (1970 – 2000)

Population Dynamics

To provide back-cast population density estimates at 30 arc-second (~1 km) resolution.

Global Population Count Grid Time Series Estimates, v1 (1970 – 2000)

Population Dynamics

To provide back-cast population count estimates at 30 arc-second (~1 km) resolution.

Global 3-Year Running Mean Ground-Level NO2 Grids from GOME, SCIAMACHY and GOME-2, v1 (1996 – 2012)

Satellite-Derived Environmental Indicators

To provide a continuous surface of NO2 concentrations for health and environmental research.

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

Global Rural-Urban Mapping Project (GRUMP), v1

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

Global Human Built-up And Settlement Extent (HBASE) Dataset From Landsat, v1 (2010)

Global High Resolution Urban Data from Landsat

To provide high spatial resolution estimates of global urban extent derived from global 30m Landsat satellite data for the target year 2010 and a companion dataset to the Global Man-made Impervious Surface (GMIS) dataset.

Global Man-made Impervious Surface (GMIS) Dataset From Landsat, v1 (2010)

Global High Resolution Urban Data from Landsat

To provide high spatial resolution estimates of global man-made imperviousness for the target year 2010, derived from global 30m Landsat satellite data and a companion dataset to the Global Human Built-up And Settlement Extent (HBASE) dataset.

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.

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