GPWv411: Mean Administrative Unit Area (Gridded Population of the World Version 4.11)

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The Gridded Population of World Version 4 (GPWv4), Revision 11 models the distribution of global human population for the years 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015, and 2020 on 30 arc-second (approximately 1km) grid cells. Population is distributed to cells using proportional allocation of population from census and administrative units. Population input data are collected at the most detailed spatial resolution available from the results of the 2010 round of censuses, which occurred between 2005 and 2014. The input data are extrapolated to produce population estimates for each modeled year.

The mean area of the input unit(s) from which population count and density grids are created.

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927.67 meters


Name Min Max Description
mean_administrative_unit_area 0* 767642*

Displays a quantitative surface that indicates the size of the input units in square kilometers from which population count and density grids are derived.

* estimated min or max value

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  • Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University. 2016. Gridded Population of the World, Version 4 (GPWv4): Mean Administrative Unit Area, Revision 11. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). Accessed DAY MONTH YEAR.


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var dataset = ee.ImageCollection('CIESIN/GPWv411/GPW_Mean_Administrative_Unit_Area');
var raster ='mean_administrative_unit_area');
var raster_vis = {
  'min': 0.0,
  'palette': [
  'max': 40000.0
Map.setCenter(-88.6, 26.4, 1);
Map.addLayer(raster, raster_vis, 'mean_administrative_unit_area');

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