Title: POP2G User Guide
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2020
JRC N°: JRC120164
ISBN: 978-92-76-17301-4 (online)
Other Identifiers: OP KJ-02-20-184-EN-N (online)
URI: https://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC120164
DOI: 10.2760/305540
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: The Population To Grid tool (POP2G) –version 1.0- is an information system developed in the framework of the Global Human Settlement Layer (GHSL) to produce geospatial grids of population counts at different spatial resolutions. The POP2G v1.0 is a flexible tool to produce geospatial population grids in GeoTIFF format from census data. The tool operationalises the workflow developed for the production of the Global Human Settlement Layer Population Grid layers (GHS-POP). The POP2G v1.0 tool allows the creation of population grids at 50 m, 250 m, and 1 km spatial resolutions, handling census data stored as point or polygon vector data (in latter case requires additional covariate as input for dasymetric disaggregation). The principal purpose of the tool is the production of the population grid used as input for the Degree of Urbanisation Grid (DUG) also produced in the GHSL framework. However the potential uses of the tool and population grids go far beyond this main application. The tool is a capacity enhancement asset in the framework of the multi-stakeholder effort to develop a people-based harmonised definition of cities and settlements that helps the assessment of the feasibility of applying a global definition of cities/urban areas in support of global monitoring of SDGs and the New Urban Agenda urban targets. The POP2G, as all GHSL tools, is issued with an end-user licence agreement, included in the download package
JRC Directorate:Space, Security and Migration

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