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.
Citation: Yin, Xu, Peng Li, Zhiming Feng, Yanzhao Yang, Zhen You, and Chiwei Xiao. 2021. "Which Gridded Population Data Product Is Better? Evidences from Mainland Southeast Asia (MSEA)" ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 10, no. 10: 681. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi10100681
Citation: Tuholske, Cascade, Andrea E. Gaughan, Alessandro Sorichetta, Alex de Sherbinin, Agathe Bucherie, Carolynne Hultquist, Forrest Stevens, Andrew Kruczkiewicz, Charles Huyck, and Greg Yetman. 2021. "Implications for Tracking SDG Indicator Metrics with Gridded Population Data" Sustainability 13, no. 13: 7329. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13137329
At a side event of the UN Statistical Commission 52nd session, core partners and pilot countries of the Data for Now Initiative presented progress to date and future plans, and a panel discussion on improving SDGs data.