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New & Improved GHSL Global Geospatial Data

 A major new release of Global Human Settlement Layer (GHSL) data suite was just launched at World Urban Forum-WUF11 and is now freely available online.  

It comprises 10 products, 200+ data sets, and 50k files – among several global innovations are:

World Settlement Footprint 2015 Dataset

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) has released the World Settlement Footprint 2015 (WSF2015) dataset. The new WSF2015 dataset gives an overview and insight into urban structures in the year 2015 and has a resolution of 10 metres. The 'WSF2015' is now publicly and freely available here.

Cities, crowding, and the coronavirus: Predicting contagion risk hotspots

This blog post is reposted from the World Bank's Sustainable Cities blog series.  POPGRID Data Collaborative members from the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) Thomas Esch and Mattia Marconcini worked with Bank staff to develop a methodology related to Cities, crowding, and the coronavirus: Pre

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