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|Title:||A population density grid of the European Union|
|Authors:||GALLEGO PINILLA Francisco|
|Citation:||POPULATION AND ENVIRONMENT vol. 31 no. 6 p. 460 - 473|
|Publisher:||KLUWER ACADEMIC-HUMAN SCIENCES PRESS|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||Population data in the European Union (EU) are available at commune level. This paper describes the method used to produce a finer scale population density grid combining commune population data with CORINE Land Cover (CLC), a thematic map available for all countries of the EU. The results are distributed by the European Environment Agency (EEA). The information provided by the point survey LUCAS (Land Use/Cover Area frame Survey) has been integrated to improve the downscaling methods. A few European countries have also recorded population data as grids of 1 km resolution. An assessment, carried out for 5 countries with the help of a more accurate 1-km population density grid, suggests that CLC allows reducing roughly by 50% the inaccuracy of the homogeneous representation of population density per commune. A method based on logit regression gives the best results among the approaches tested, but the accuracy is very similar for different approaches.|
|JRC Directorate:||Space, Security and Migration|
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