Landscan 2000

Coordinate system: 4269 - "NAD83"

Abstract:

The LandScan data set is a worldwide population databasecompiled on a 30in X 30in latitude/longitude grid. Census counts(mainly at sub-national level) were apportioned to each gridcell based on probability coefficients, which are based onproximity to roads, slope, land cover and nighttime lights.LandScan 2000 has been developed as part of Oak RidgeNational Laboratory (ORNL) Global Population Project forestimating ambient populations at risk. The LandScan files areavailable on our ftp server in Band Interleaved by Line (BIL)format by continent and in ESRI grid format for the world