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Various Neighborhood Level Sustainable Development Goals SDG Data
IDEAMAPS Network | Catalogued: 10/08/2021 | Update Frequency: As Needed

Geospatial data on topics such as religion, health, demographics, economics, education, connectivity, IT, water security, conflict, land cover, urbanization

Global
| Boundary Collection | Demographic Data | Economic Data | Economic POIs | Education POIs | Energy POIs | Health and Medical POIs | Land Use/Land Cover | Religious Identity | Transportation POIs | Violent Events | Water and Sanitation POIs
| Must Cite
Africapolis
Africapolis | Catalogued: 04/29/2021 | Update Frequency: As Needed

Supports sustainable and co-ordinated urban development. Contributes to the New Urban Agenda in Africa and the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11 to “make cities and human settlement inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable” by providing policy makers and researchers with a unique insight into the African urban landscape and a strong basis for the analyses and strategies needed to support sustainable and co-ordinated urban development.

Africa
| Demographic Data | Economic Data | Land Use/Land Cover
| Must Cite
Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighborhoods
Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighborhoods | Catalogued: 10/02/2021 | Update Frequency: As Needed

Data, research, webinars, and blogs on SDG progress, especially related to health and education, in neighborhoods across the globe.

Global
| Demographic Data | Education POIs | Health and Medical POIs | Ideological Identity
| Must Cite
Mangalore City Neighborhoods and Coordinates
Kaggle | Catalogued: 10/12/2021 | Update Frequency: Static

This dataset can help in analyzing the neighborhood, clustering places based on popular spots such as eatery, temples, beach, parks, hospitals, colleges and many more in Mangalore city. Being the coastal attraction in Karnataka, Mangalore is famous in seafood, culture, beach life and most importantly in being called as Tulunadu. The city is also famous for Ice-cream legacy. This dataset is especially for those who wish to go with plotting maps using Folium for neighborhood analysis based on specific venue(Foursquare API etc).

India
| Boundary Collection | Demographic Data | Economic POIs | Education POIs | Health and Medical POIs | Water and Sanitation POIs
| Open
São Paulo City HDI by neighborhood
Kaggle | Catalogued: 10/12/2021 | Update Frequency: Static

HDI index / indices of São Paulo city neighborhoods in 2010.

Brazil
| Demographic Data | Economic Data | Economic POIs | Education POIs | Health and Medical POIs | Security POIs
| Must Cite
2010 Census Data at the Neighborhood level
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute GIS Portal | Catalogued: 02/04/2020 | Update Frequency: Static

2010 Census Data at the Neighborhood level for Panama that contains 72 population indicators.

Panama
| Demographic Data
Urban Waste Water Treatment Viewer 2016
European Environment Agency Data Service | Catalogued: 04/28/2021 | Update Frequency: Static

Urban waste water treatment map The urban waste water treatment map shows the most recent information on the implementation of the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (UWWTD) in the EU-28 countries plus Iceland. It is based on data from 2016, which were reported by these countries in 2018. Viewers can use the map to compare the level of compliance with the Directive, and of waste water treatment infrastructure across Europe or within countries. The level of impact of urban waste water on aquatic ecosystems is determined by how well waste water is treated and the sensitivity of the water into which it is discharged.

Global
| Economic Data | Water and Sanitation POIs
| Must Cite
Immigrant Neighborhoods with Foreign-Born Data
PolicyMap | Catalogued: 10/08/2021 | Update Frequency: As Needed

If you wanted to find the largest Chinese immigrant neighborhood in New York City, you might first go to Chinatown in Lower Manhattan. There, you’d find a vibrant historic ethnic enclave, but it wouldn’t be the largest Chinese immigrant neighborhood in the city. For that, you’d have to go out to the Flushing neighborhood in Queens, with higher rates of foreign-born Chinese individuals than Manhattan’s Chinatown. This all comes from the foreign-born data from the Census’s American Community Survey (ACS). The data, for the five-year period of 2012-2016, is available for over a hundred and twenty different countries of birth, as well as continents and global regions.

United States of America
| Demographic Data | Ethnic Identity | Land Use/Land Cover | Water and Sanitation POIs
| Must Cite
Life between the city and the village: Scaling analysis of service access in Indian urban slums
ScienceDirect | Catalogued: 10/02/2021 | Update Frequency: Static

The emergence of India as an urbanized nation is one of the most significant socioeconomic and political processes of the 21st century. An essential feature of India’s urbanization has been the growth and persistence of slums in its fast-developing cities. Whether living conditions in Indian slums constitute a path to human development or a poverty trap to much of their population is therefore an issue of vital importance. Here, we analyse data from the Census of India using the framework of urban scaling to systematically characterize the relative properties of Indian urban slums, focusing on attributes of neighborhoods such as access to basic services like water, sanitation, and electricity.

India
| Boundary Collection | Demographic Data | Ideological Identity | Populated Places Framework Collection
Global urban population exposure to extreme heat
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA | Catalogued: 10/23/2021 | Update Frequency: Static

This newly published research identifies where “urban population growth and extreme heat intersects” from analysis of more than 13,000 cities from 1983 to 2016. The authors from University of California, the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) at Columbia University, Minnesota Population Center at University of Minnesota, and the University of Arizona found that “globally, urban exposure increased nearly 200%, affecting 1.7 billion people” with impacts felt disproportionally by the urban poor. Since the impacts are spatially heterogeneous, tailored solutions for geographies are critical to mitigate continued urban warming and improve sustainability. The model developed by the authors is openly available through GitHub.

Global
| Demographic Data | Economic POIs | Energy POIs | Health and Medical POIs | Human Rights Events | Land Use/Land Cover | Natural Disasters
| Must Cite
World Bank Open Data
The World Bank | Catalogued: 05/05/2021 | Update Frequency: As Needed

Free and open access to global development data in the following indicator categories: Agriculture & Rural Development, Aid Effectiveness, Climate Change, Economy & Growth, Education, Energy & Mining, Environment, External Debt, Financial Sector Gender, Health, Infrastructure, Poverty. Private Sector, Public Sector, Science & Technology, Social Development, Social Protection & Labor, Trade, Urban Development

Global
| Communications POIs | Demographic Data | Economic Data | Economic POIs | Education POIs | Energy POIs | Health and Medical POIs | Land Use/Land Cover | Security POIs | Transportation POIs | Water and Sanitation POIs
Conceived versus Lived Social Spaces and the Transformation of the Morro da Providência Favela of Rio de Janeiro Since 2008
LSU Digital Commons | Catalogued: 10/02/2021 | Update Frequency: Static

In anticipation of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games, Rio de Janeiro initiated several urban infrastructure projects including Porto Maravilha, Morar Carioca, and the Units of Police Pacification (UPP) program. Starting in 2008, one aspect of that effort involved bringing favelas, irregular and unplanned neighborhoods, under the control of centralized urban planning. However, rather than consult the residents to align infrastructure planning with the needs of the community, the planners imposed projects such as a cable car and a funicular tram. The authors use mental maps drawn by the residents of the Morro da Providˆencia favela to uncover five main themes related to that process: public space, sanitation, access to food, transportation, and fear. The method reveals the residents’ perspectives on the disconnect between the conceived social space of urban planners and the lived social space of everyday life, and thereby, how the infrastructure projects failed the needs of the favela community.

Brazil
| Boundary Collection | Demographic Data | Ideological Identity | Populated Places Framework Collection
Efficient Regionalization for Spatially Explicit Neighborhood Delineation
FigShare | Catalogued: 10/13/2021 | Update Frequency: Static

Neighborhood delineation is increasingly relied upon in urban social science research to identify the most appropriate spatial unit. In problems of this type, the true number of neighborhoods (typically called the k parameter) is unknown and analysts often require algorithmic approaches determine kendogenously. Existing approaches for neighborhood delineation that do not require pre-specification ofa k-parameter, however, are either nonspatial or lead to noncontiguous or overlapping regions. In this paper, we propose the use of max-p-regions for neighborhood delineation so that the geographic space can be partitioned into a set of homogeneous and geographically contiguous neighborhoods. In addition, we developed a new efficient algorithm to address the computational challenges associated with solving the max-p-regions so that it can be applied for large-scale neighborhood delineation. This new algorithm is implemented in the open-source Python Spatial Analysis Library (PySAL). Computational experiments based on both simulated and realistic data sets are performed and the results demonstrate its effectiveness and efficiency.

United States of America
| Boundary Collection | Demographic Data | Populated Places Framework Collection
Iraq Common Operational Datasets
Humanitarian Data Exchange | Catalogued: 01/15/2016 | Update Frequency: Static

Common Operational Datasets (CODs) are authoritative reference datasets needed to support operations and decision-making for all actors in a humanitarian response. CODs are 'best available' datasets that ensure consistency and simplify the discovery and exchange of key data. Records include: Settlements, Subnational Administrative Boundaries, Humanitarian Needs Overview, Water Courses, Water Bodies, Roads

Iraq
| Boundary Collection | Land Use/Land Cover | Populated Places Framework Collection | Transportation POIs
Atlas of Urban Expansion, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy | Catalogued: 04/26/2021 | Update Frequency: Static

The Atlas of Urban Expansion is an open-source online resource with maps, satellite images, and data on spatial changes in cities around the world, created in partnership by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, UN-Habitat, and New York University. The Atlas of Urban Expansion features a global sample of 200 cities, representing the universe of all 4,231 cities and metropolitan areas that had 100,000 people or more in 2010. The aim is to provide a scientific understanding of how the world’s cities are growing, and to measure performance and identify trends in the implementation of the New Urban Agenda following the Habitat III global cities summit held in Quito, Ecuador in October 2016.

Global
| Demographic Data | Economic Data | Land Use/Land Cover
| Must Cite
IDH Neighbourhood Vitoria
Kaggle | Catalogued: 10/12/2021 | Update Frequency: Static

Neighborhood HDI for Vitoria, Brazil

Brazil
| Demographic Data | Economic Data | Education POIs | Health and Medical POIs | Security POIs | Water and Sanitation POIs
| Public Domain
Predicting neighborhoods’ socioeconomic attributes using restaurant data
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA | Catalogued: 10/08/2021 | Update Frequency: Static

Model available in zip. High-resolution socioeconomic data are crucial for place-based policy design and implementation, but it remains scarce for many developing cities and countries. We show that an easily accessible and timely updated neighborhood attribute, restaurant, when combined with machine-learning models, can be used to effectively predict a range of socioeconomic attributes. This approach allows us to collect training samples from representative neighborhoods and then use our trained model to infer unsampled neighborhoods in the city in a granular, timely, and low-cost manner. The good cross-city transferability performance of our model can also help bridge the “data gap” between cities, by training the model in cities with rich survey data and then applying it to cities where such data are unavailable.

China
| Demographic Data | Economic Data
| Must Cite
Neighborhood features and depression in Mexican older adults
PLos One | Catalogued: 10/13/2021 | Update Frequency: Static

A growing body of literature shows that neighborhood characteristics influence older adults’ mental health. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine the association between structural and social characteristics of the neighborhood, and depression in Mexican older adults. A longitudinal study was conducted based on waves 1 (2009–2010) and 2 (2014) of the Mexican sample from the Study on global AGEing and adult health (SAGE). A street-network buffer around each participant’s household was used to define neighborhood, so that built environment and social characteristics were assessed within it. Depression was ascertained by using an algorithm based on the Composite International Diagnostic Interview. In the analysis, multilevel logistic regression models were constructed separately for each built and social environments measurement, adjusted for socioeconomic, demographic and health-related covariates, and stratified by area of residence (urban versus rural).

Mexico
| Boundary Collection | Demographic Data | Health and Medical POIs
Collecting and analyzing soccer-related graffiti with the spatial video technology and GIS: a case study in Krakow, Poland
ResearchGate.net | Catalogued: 11/24/2021 | Update Frequency: Static

In this research, the spatial video technology is applied to the collection of soccer-related graffiti locations in the city of Krakow, Poland. Krakow is predestined for this research due to the long and often violent rivalry between fan groups of the two major soccer teams, MKS Cracovia and Wisla Krakow. This form of rivalry is often expressed by the application of graffiti by fans from both clubs, which can be observed in large parts of the city. Graffiti locations were digitized from spatial videos, stored in a Geographic Information System (GIS), and subsequently analyzed to explore (1) the overall spatial pattern, (2) the existence of spatial hotspots, and (3) changes to a previously conducted survey of graffiti locations in 2016. As expected, results indicate that graffiti locations are statistically significantly clustered, with pro-Wisla graffiti mainly concentrating in the north, pro-Cracovia graffiti dominating the south, and pro-Hutnik graffiti mostly found in the east of Krakow. The overall spatial pattern of graffiti locations remained relatively unchanged between the 2016 and 2018 surveys. Besides scientific inquiry, this research provides city officials with important information regarding graffiti locations in Krakow for a broader and more in-depth understanding of their spatial patterns.

Poland
| Communications POIs | Cultural Heritage POIs | Ideological Identity | Violent Events
Million Neighborhoods Initiative
University of Chicago Urban Network | Catalogued: 10/24/2019 | Update Frequency: Static

Level of access to street networks, ranging from very limited access to high access

Global
| Boundary Collection
| open to the public, contact for commercial use
Understanding the Concept of Neighbourhood in Kigali City, Rwanda
Molecular Diversity Preservation International | Catalogued: 10/02/2021 | Update Frequency: Static

This study explores how the concept of neighbourhood has been operationalised in Kigali city and how the neighbourhood boundaries and typologies are defined. The paper dwells on the review of relevant literature, interviews with 25 practitioners and field observations. It is argued that neighbourhood conceptualisation in Kigali is both theory—it bears the common aspects of neighbourhood definitions—and practice driven, reflecting modernity and context. On the one hand, modernity suggests the desire of planning authorities to follow contemporary planning practices. Context, on the other hand, reflects the desire to tailor local policies to country specific challenges. While boundaries follow subjective, administrative and physical models, typologies tend to be overly physical, focusing mainly on housing structures. The study identified three conventional neighbourhood typologies—planned, informal and mixed types.

Rwanda
| Boundary Collection | Demographic Data | Ideological Identity | Populated Places Framework Collection
Exploring convolutional neural networks and spatial video for on-the-ground mapping in informal settlements
International Journal of Health Geographics | Catalogued: 11/24/2021 | Update Frequency: Static

The health burden in developing world informal settlements often coincides with a lack of spatial data that could be used to guide intervention strategies. Spatial video (SV) has proven to be a useful tool to collect environmental and social data at a granular scale, though the effort required to turn these spatially encoded video frames into maps limits sustainability and scalability. In this paper we explore the use of convolution neural networks (CNN) to solve this problem by automatically identifying disease related environmental risks in a series of SV collected from Haiti. Our objective is to determine the potential of machine learning in health risk mapping for these environments by assessing the challenges faced in adequately training the required classification models.

Haiti
| Boundary Collection | Demographic Data | Health and Medical POIs | Ideological Identity
| Must Cite
Land Cover Classification In Antananarivo, Madagascar
The World Bank | Catalogued: 10/19/2018 | Update Frequency: As Needed

+ These raster files show the land cover classification around Antananarivo in 2003, 2006, and 2013. The classification results were based on Spot 5 imagery. Land cover classes in the attribute table are as follows: 1) Neighborhoods with Small Regular Planned Buildings 2) Neighborhoods with Small Irregular Buildings 3) Neighborhoods with Large Buildings 4) Other (non-built up) Areas

Madagascar
| Transportation POIs | Water and Sanitation POIs
Buildings
Humanitarian Data Exchange | Catalogued: 09/09/2019 | Update Frequency: Real-Time

OpenStreetMap exports for use in GIS applications. This theme includes all OpenStreetMap features in this area matching: building IS NOT NULL Features may have these attributes: name building building:levels building:materials addr:full addr:housenumber addr:street addr:city office This dataset is one of many OpenStreetMap exports on HDX. See the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team website for more information.

Bahamas
| Communications POIs | Cultural Heritage POIs | Economic POIs | Education POIs | Energy POIs | Health and Medical POIs | Places of Worship POIs | Security POIs | Transportation POIs | Water and Sanitation POIs
Al-Hilla Project: data about details in Sudanese neighborhoods
Kaggle | Catalogued: 10/12/2021 | Update Frequency: Static

Neighborhood details, coordinates, and buildings

Sudan
| Boundary Collection | Demographic Data | Economic POIs | Education POIs
| Creative Commons 4.0
Tibetan Settlements in India
Central Tibetan Relief Committee | Catalogued: 02/28/2018 | Update Frequency: As Needed

40 Tibetan refugee settlements across North, Northeast, Central, and South India. Data created by WWHGD using Google Maps, ArcMap 10.3.1, and information published by the Central Tibetan Relief Committee (CTRC).

India
| Populated Places Framework Collection
| Public Use
Drinking Patterns and Alcohol Use Disorders in São Paulo, Brazil: The Role of Neighborhood Social Deprivation and Socioeconomic Status
PLos One | Catalogued: 10/13/2021 | Update Frequency: Static

Research conducted in high-income countries has investigated influences of socioeconomic inequalities on drinking outcomes such as alcohol use disorders (AUD), however, associations between area-level neighborhood social deprivation (NSD) and individual socioeconomic status with these outcomes have not been explored in Brazil. Thus, we investigated the role of these factors on drink-related outcomes in a Brazilian population, attending to male-female variations.

Brazil
| Demographic Data | Health and Medical POIs | Ideological Identity
Mapping mental barriers that prevent the use of neighborhood green spaces
Ecology and Society | Catalogued: 11/30/2021 | Update Frequency: As Needed

Research, part of a special feature on Holistic Solutions Based on Nature: Unlocking the Potential of Green and Blue Infrastructure. Copyright © 2021 by the author(s). Published here under license by The Resilience Alliance. This article is under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. You may share and adapt the work provided the original author and source are credited, you indicate whether any changes were made, and you include a link to the license. Go to the pdf version of this article The following is the established format for referencing this article: Haase, D., M. Wolff, and N. Schumacher. 2021. Mapping mental barriers that prevent the use of neighborhood green spaces. Ecology and Society 26(4):16. https://doi.org/10.5751/ES-12675-260416

Germany
| Cultural Heritage POIs | Economic POIs | Land Use/Land Cover
Populated Places, Neighborhoods
Humanitarian Data Exchange | Catalogued: 02/01/2017 | Update Frequency: Annually

Populated places in Syria (points, polygons); Neighborhoods (Admin level 4)

Syrian Arab Republic
| Boundary Collection
GROWup (Geographical Research On War, Unified Platform)
ETH Zurich | Catalogued: 02/25/2019 | Update Frequency: Static

The GROWup platform offers a visualization of settlement patterns of politically active ethnic groups around the world from 1946-2017. Additionally, it provides information about ethnic groups' access to executive government power, their involvement in civil war, federal administrative units, physical elevation, nightlight data, as well as population and GDP data by area.

Global
| Ethnic Identity | Violent Events
Gridded Population Mapping (Demobase) 1998-present
US Census Bureau | Catalogued: 05/31/2013 | Update Frequency: As Needed

Demobase is an interagency project, led by the U.S. Census Bureau, to develop methods for creating high-resolution gridded population maps based on a combination of census data and satellite image analysis. Census data are tied to subnational administrative areas, but disasters do not follow political boundaries. Using our data sets, one can obtain population estimates for any geographic area such as a city neighborhood. In 2010, the Demobase team won the Census Bureau Director’s Award for Innovation.

Global
| Demographic Data | Ethnic Identity
Spatial Video Health Risk Mapping in Informal Settlements: Correcting GPS Error
National Center for Biotechnology Information | Catalogued: 11/24/2021 | Update Frequency: Static

Informal settlements pose a continuing health concern. While spatial methodologies have proven to be valuable tools to support health interventions, several factors limit their widespread use in these challenging environments. One such technology, spatial video, has been used for fine-scale contextualized mapping. In this paper, we address one of the limitations of the technique: the global positioning system (GPS) coordinate error. More specifically, we show how spatial video coordinate streams can be corrected and synced back to the original video to facilitate risk mapping. Past spatial video collections for the Mathare informal settlement of Kenya are used as an illustration as these data had been previously discarded because of excessive GPS error. This paper will describe the bespoke software that makes these corrections possible, and then will go on to investigate patterns in the coordinate error. Keywords: GIS, GPS, spatial video, geonarratives, slum, informal settlement, WASH

Kenya
| Health and Medical POIs | Land Use/Land Cover | Water and Sanitation POIs
World Database of Large Urban Areas, 1950-2050
Nordpil | Catalogued: 01/04/2016 | Update Frequency: Static

Database representing the historic, current, and future estimates and projections of population for the world's largest urban areas.

Global
| Populated Places Framework Collection
| Creative Commons Attribution (Cite)
Township Boundaries July 2020
Myanmar Information Management Unit | Catalogued: 04/30/2021 | Update Frequency: Static

Myanmar national township boundaries (polygons). Place names from GAD with transliteration by MIMU. Boundaries by MIMU.

Myanmar
| Boundary Collection
Iraq GIS Maps & Data - Lead Dog
LeadDog Consulting | Catalogued: 01/09/2017 | Update Frequency: Static

Static maps of urban areas; city streets (incl. land use, water, railroads, airports, street names, points of interest), major roads/highways (road names/classification, admin boundaries, city/town/place points, railroads, water, urban area polygons, national parks, airports, contours), satellite maps, demographic maps

Iraq
| Land Use/Land Cover
| Maps available for purchase
Myanmar Town Location 2020
Myanmar Information Management Unit | Catalogued: 04/30/2021 | Update Frequency: Static

Myanmar Towns. Towns are urban areas divided into wards distinct from villages and village tracts. Place names from GAD with transliteration by MIMU. Coordinates by MIMU with WFP input.

Myanmar
| Land Use/Land Cover
Dubai Neighborhoods
Kaggle | Catalogued: 10/12/2021 | Update Frequency: Static

Geojson file of Dubai Neighborhoods which includes all the Sectors and Communities of Dubai, with the geometry and population stats. 2018 and 2019.

United Arab Emirates
| Boundary Collection | Demographic Data
| Must Cite
Heterogeneity and scale of sustainable development in cities
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA | Catalogued: 11/24/2021 | Update Frequency: Static

Most nations worldwide have recently committed to solving their most severe challenges of sustainability by 2030, including eradicating extreme poverty and providing universal access to basic services. But how? Rapid urbanization is creating the conditions for widespread economic growth and human development, but its consequences are very uneven. We show how measures of sustainable development—identified by residents of poor neighborhoods—can be combined into a simple and intuitive index. Its analysis reveals that challenges of development are typically first addressed in large cities but that severe inequalities often result as patterns of spatially segregated rich and poor neighborhoods. A new systematic understanding of these processes is critical for devising policies that produce faster and more equitable universal sustainable development.

Global
| Economic POIs | Land Use/Land Cover
| Must Cite
Urban Social Disturbance in Africa and Asia
Peace Research Institute Oslo | Catalogued: 01/04/2016 | Update Frequency: Static

Dataset covering different forms of both violent and non-violent politically motivated disturbances.

Global
| Ethnic Identity | Human Rights Events | Ideological Identity | Political Identity | Protests and Demonstrations | Religious Identity | Violent Events
| Must Cite
EcoCity Standards
EcoCity Builders | Catalogued: 11/23/2021 | Update Frequency: As Needed

Ecocity Standards are now at the forefront of global discussions on sustainable city development. At the same time, we have maintained our grassroots base with existing and new partnerships with our early partner cities, with like-minded nonprofits, and with our constituents in the San Francisco Bay Area. In order to successfully roll out the Ecocity Standards in a transparent manner with a high level of participation at the international scale while ramping up visibility and influence through its next stage of development, testing and implementation, Ecocity Builders will seek to continue to develop organizational capacity, funding, programs and processes for collaboration with other stakeholders, including the public sector, foundations and the private sector.

Global
| Economic POIs | Energy POIs | Water and Sanitation POIs
| Public Domain
WorldPop Open Population Repository: Buildings, Population, Social Distancing Data for Sub-Saharan Africa
WorldPop | Catalogued: 05/14/2021 | Update Frequency: As Needed

Social distancing is a public health measure intended to reduce infectious disease transmission, by maintaining physical distance between individuals or households. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, populations in many countries around the world have been advised to maintain social distance (also referred to as physical distance), with distances of 6 feet or 2 metres commonly advised. Feasibility of social distancing is dependent on the availability of space and the number of people, which varies geographically. In locations where social distancing is difficult, a focus on alternative measures to reduce disease transmission may be needed. To help identify locations where social distancing is difficult, we have developed an ease of social distancing index. By index, we mean a composite measure, intended to highlight variations in ease of social distancing in urban settings, calculated based on the space available around buildings and estimated population density. Index values were calculated for small spatial units (vector polygons), typically bounded by roads, rivers or other features. This dataset provides index values for small spatial units within urban areas in sub-Saharan Africa. Measures of population density were calculated from high-resolution gridded population datasets from WorldPop, and the space available around buildings was calculated using building footprint polygons derived from satellite imagery (Ecopia.AI and Maxar Technologies, 2020).

Africa
| Demographic Data | Health and Medical POIs | Human Rights Events | Land Use/Land Cover | Natural Disasters | Populated Places Framework Collection
| Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Aqueduct Global Flood Risk Maps
World Resources Institute | Catalogued: 03/28/2016 | Update Frequency: As Needed

The Aqueduct Global Flood Risk Maps provide current and future river flood risk estimates in urban damage, affected GDP, and affected population by country, river basin, and state. The datasets in these maps include current and future river flood risk estimates in urban damage, affected GDP, and affected population by country, river basin, and state.

Global
| Populated Places Framework Collection | Water and Sanitation POIs
Favelas 4D
Masachussetts Institute of Technology | Catalogued: 05/27/2021 | Update Frequency: Static

Of the 4 billion people who live in cities worldwide, almost 1 billion reside in informal settlements. Although often massive, they are largely impervious to traditional mapping technologies, making them invisible and devoid of urban rights. Favelas 4D uses 3D laser scanning technology to analyze the morphology of Rocinha, the largest favela in Rio de Janeiro, making the informal visible. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Senseable City Lab recently released Favelas 4D, a 3D map of Rocinha, one of the largest informal settlements in Brazil. The MIT team (and partners) used hand-held laser scanning technology (LiDAR) to make a 3D map of the Favela. According to this Dezeen article, the new map allows users to see data not previously seen through many other mapping techniques, including “street width, street elevation, the density of façades, variance in façade height and street canyon (the ratio of façade height to street width).” This type of data is exceptionally useful to better understand which areas may be at higher risk of landslides or to understand land tenure (and to assist with access to services). A fascinating, interactive walk-through and video of the data is available at the Senseable Lab’s website.

Brazil
| Demographic Data | Land Use/Land Cover | Populated Places Framework Collection
| Must Cite
Breaking Out of Surveillance Silos: Integrative Geospatial Data Collection for Child Injury Risk and Active School Transport
National Center for Biotechnology Information | Catalogued: 11/24/2021 | Update Frequency: Static

The preponderance of active school transport (AST) and child injury research has occurred independently, yet they are inherently related. This is particularly true in urban areas where the environmental context of AST may pose risks to safety. However, it can be difficult to make these connections due to the often segregated nature in which these veins of research operate. Spatial video presents a geospatial approach for simultaneous data collection related to both issues. This article reports on a multi-sector pilot project among researchers, a children’s hospital, and a police department, using spatial video to map child AST behaviors; a geographic information system (GIS) is used to analyze these data in the environmental context of child pedestrian injury and community violence. Keywords: Geographic information system (GIS), Spatial video, Active school transport (AST), Child injury prevention, Urban health

United States
| Health and Medical POIs | Violent Events
City population data
City Population | Catalogued: 05/31/2013 | Update Frequency: Static

Combination of webapp to choose country, linked to tables with population by city within the country. Maps having difficulty loading.

Global
| Populated Places Framework Collection
Papua New Guinea City Populations
City Population | Catalogued: 12/04/2015 | Update Frequency: Static

Census population data by cities, major cities, provinces, urban localities

Papua New Guinea
| Populated Places Framework Collection
Using Spatial Video to Analyze and Map the Water-Fetching Path in Challenging Environments: A Case Study of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
National Center for Biotechnology Information | Catalogued: 11/24/2021 | Update Frequency: Static

Access to clean drinking water remains a significant health problem in the developing world. Traditional definitions of water access oversimplify the geographic context of water availability, the burden of water collection, and challenges faced along the path, mainly due to a lack of fine scale spatial data. This paper demonstrates how spatial video collected in three informal areas of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, can be used to quantify aspects of the walk to water. These include impediments encountered along the path such as changes in elevation and proximity to traffic. All are mapped along with classic health-related environmental and social information, such as standing water, drains, and trash. The issue of GPS error was encountered due to the built environment that is typical of informal settlements. The spatial video allowed for the correction of the path to gain a more accurate estimate of time and distance for each walk. The resulting mapped health risks at this fine scale of detail reveal micro-geographies of concern. Spatial video is a useful tool for visualizing and analyzing the challenges of water collection. It also allows for data generated along the walk to become part of both a household and local area risk assessment. Keywords: water fetching, spatial video, Tanzania, water access, informal settlements, micro-geographies

Tanzania
| Health and Medical POIs | Land Use/Land Cover
Do neighbourhood characteristics matter in understanding school children’s active lifestyles?
Taylor and Francis Online | Catalogued: 10/13/2021 | Update Frequency: Static

The aims of this study were to (a) create an active lifestyle variable (ALIFE) measured in terms of total weekly minutes of AST and extracurricular activities, and (b) explore how ALIFE is associated with different attributes at the individual, household and neighbourhood levels, and how these relationships differ for children aged 10 and 11 years old across the three cities: Glasgow, Edinburgh and Hong Kong. We found environmental factors to be important indicators of lower AST, for example greater parking facility density. The most substantial contribution to children’s overall ALIFE was household income, those from the lowest household group having almost 2 h less ALIFE per-week than those from the highest income.

Global
| Demographic Data | Economic Data | Education POIs
| Must Cite
Spatial video geonarratives and health: case studies in post-disaster recovery, crime, mosquito control and tuberculosis in the homeless
International Journal of Health Geographics | Catalogued: 11/24/2021 | Update Frequency: Static

This methods paper advances a spatial approach to capture and analyze “lived experiences”, which previously and primarily had been an undertaking of qualitative research. This paper adds to a confluence of epistemologies and geospatial methodologies exploring the potential of qualitative approaches such as the narrative or interview in place, with geospatial technologies, geographic information systems (GIS) and global positioning systems (GPS) to enhance our understanding of how people, places, and the relationships between them shape a range of outcomes from environmental conditions to health.

United States of America
| Health and Medical POIs | Ideological Identity | Land Use/Land Cover
| Must Cite
HOTOSM Liberia Populated Places (OpenStreetMap Export)
Humanitarian Data Exchange | Catalogued: 09/17/2014 | Update Frequency: As Needed

OpenStreetMap exports for use in GIS applications. This theme includes all OpenStreetMap features in this area matching: place IN ('isolated_dwelling','town','village','hamlet','city')

Liberia
| Geographic Names Collection
HOTOSM Liberia Populated Places (OpenStreetMap Export)
Humanitarian Data Exchange | Catalogued: 09/17/2014 | Update Frequency: As Needed

OpenStreetMap exports for use in GIS applications. This theme includes all OpenStreetMap features in this area matching: place IN ('isolated_dwelling','town','village','hamlet','city')

Liberia
| Demographic Data
Settlements (villages, towns, cities)
Humanitarian Data Exchange | Catalogued: 07/21/2016 | Update Frequency: As Needed

Villages, towns, cities. These datasets are intended for coordination and operations in humanitarian activities.

Iraq
| Populated Places Framework Collection
Global Urbanization from 3700 BC to AD 2000
Urban Demographics | Catalogued: 01/23/2017 | Update Frequency: Static

Three CSV files and script used to create the spatially explicit, historic, global, city-level population dataset featured in “Spatializing 6,000 years of global urbanization from 3700 BC to AD 2000” (Reba et al. 2016).

Global
| Populated Places Framework Collection
| Public Use; No Commercial
Africa
| Transportation POIs
Global Database of Events, Language, and Tone (GDELT) Event Database
Global Database of Events, Language, and Tone (GDELT) Event Database | Catalogued: 02/25/2019 | Update Frequency: Real-Time

The Global Database of Events, Language, and Tone (GDELT) is an initiative to construct a catalog of human societal-scale behavior and beliefs across all countries of the world over the last two centuries down to the city level globally, to make all of th

Global
| Linguistic Identity
Honduras Buildings
Humanitarian Data Exchange | Catalogued: 08/21/2019 | Update Frequency: Monthly

is theme includes all OpenStreetMap features in this area matching: building IS NOT NULL Features may have these attributes: name building building:levels building:materials addr:full addr:housenumber addr:street addr:city office

Honduras
| Communications POIs | Cultural Heritage POIs | Economic POIs | Education POIs | Energy POIs | Health and Medical POIs | Places of Worship POIs | Security POIs | Transportation POIs | Water and Sanitation POIs
Ghana High Resolution Settlement Layer (2015)
The World Bank | Catalogued: 11/08/2018 | Update Frequency: Static

This is a High Resolution Settlement Layer (HRSL) analysis on Ghana in 2015 which provides estimates of human population distribution at a resolution of 1 arc-second (~30 meters) through computer vision analysis of human settlement patterns in urban and rural areas.

Ghana
| Populated Places Framework Collection
Measuring the Contribution of Built-Settlement Data to Global Population Mapping
WorldPop | Catalogued: 04/13/2021 | Update Frequency: Static

Top-down population modelling has gained applied prominence in public health, planning, and sustainability applications at the global scale. These top-down population modelling methods often rely on remote-sensing (RS) derived representation of the built-environment and settlements as key predictive covariates. While these RS-derived data, which are global in extent, have become more advanced and more available, gaps in spatial and temporal coverage remain. Here we have modelled built-settlement extents between 2000 and 2012 and demonstrate the applied utility and information provided by these annually modelled data for the application of annually modelling population across 172 countries. We demonstrate that the modelled built-settlement data are consistently the 2nd most important covariate in predicting population density, behind annual lights at night, across the globe and across the study period. Further, we demonstrate that this modelled built-settlement data often provides more information than current annually available RS-derived data and last observed built-settlement extents.

Global
| Demographic Data | Land Use/Land Cover
| Open
Tibetan Settlements in India - Features
World-Wide Human Geography Data Working Group | Catalogued: 02/28/2018 | Update Frequency: As Needed

Features (buildings, village boundaries, and other places of interest) in 36 Tibetan settlements across India. Data created by the WWHGD using Google Maps, ArcMap 10.3.1, and information published by the CTRC and other resources.

India
| Education POIs | Ethnic Identity | Health and Medical POIs | Transportation POIs | Water and Sanitation POIs
| Public Use
West and Central Africa - Administrative boundaries levels 0 - 2 / settlements
Humanitarian Data Exchange | Catalogued: 09/17/2014 | Update Frequency: As Needed

West and Central Africa Administrative boundaries, administrative level 0 to 2. Notice: The boundaries and names shown and the designations used on these shapefiles do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the United Nations. West and Central Africa settlements with administrative capitals

Liberia
| Boundary Collection
West and Central Africa - Administrative boundaries levels 0 - 2 / settlements
Humanitarian Data Exchange | Catalogued: 05/31/2013 | Update Frequency: As Needed

West and Central Africa Administrative boundaries, administrative level 0 to 2. Notice: The boundaries and names shown and the designations used on these shapefiles do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the United Nations. West and Central Africa settlements with administrative capitals

Nigeria
| Boundary Collection
HSIP Cities and Towns NTAD
Homeland Infrastructure Foundation-Level Data | Catalogued: 12/05/2016 | Update Frequency: As Needed

This dataset represents cities and towns from the National Transportation Atlas Database (NTAD). It includes cities and towns in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. A city or town is a place with a recorded population, usually with at least one central area that provides commercial activities. Cities are generally larger than towns; no distinction is made between cities and towns in this map layer. The data should be displayed and analyzed at scales appropriate for 1:1,000,000-scale data

United States of America
| Populated Places Framework Collection
The Risk Atlas of Mexico City, Mexico: a tool for decision-making and disaster prevention
SpaceNet (DigitalGlobe) | Catalogued: 10/23/2021 | Update Frequency: Static

This 27-page report evaluates the social impact of the most relevant hazards faced by one of the world’s megacities. The hazard list is extensive, and the authors generated 274 shape files in the consolidation of their data.

Mexico
| Demographic Data | Economic POIs | Education POIs | Energy POIs | Health and Medical POIs | Natural Disasters | Transportation POIs | Violent Events
| Must Cite
HSIP Urbanized Areas
Homeland Infrastructure Foundation-Level Data | Catalogued: 12/02/2016 | Update Frequency: Annually

This dataset represents urban areas that represent densely developed territory, encompassing residential, commercial, and other nonresidential urban land uses.

United States of America
| Land Use/Land Cover
Settlements
Humanitarian Data Exchange | Catalogued: 09/17/2014 | Update Frequency: As Needed

*Formerly Capitals, but URL changed* The dataset represents all settlements of Nigeria with codification of capitals.

Nigeria
| Populated Places Framework Collection
Micro-Space Complexity and Context in the Space-Time Variation in Enteric Disease Risk for Three Informal Settlements of Port au Prince, Haiti
National Center for Biotechnology Information | Catalogued: 11/24/2021 | Update Frequency: Static

In this paper we consider part of this micro space complexity for three informal settlements in Port au Prince, Haiti. We expand on more typical epidemiological analysis of fecal coliforms at water points, drainage ditches and ocean sites by considering the importance of single point location fluctuation coupled with recording micro-space environmental conditions around each sample site. Results show that spatial variation in enteric disease risk occurs within neighborhoods, and that while certain trends are evident, the degree of individual site fluctuation should question the utility of both cross-sectional and more aggregate analysis. Various factors increase the counts of fecal coliform present, including the type of water point, how water was stored at that water point, and the proximity of the water point to local drainage. Some locations fluctuated considerably between being safe and unsafe on a monthly basis. Next steps to form a more comprehensive contextualized understanding of enteric disease risk in these environments should include the addition of behavioral factors and local insight. Keywords: cholera, informal settlements, GIS, spatial video, Haiti

Haiti
| Health and Medical POIs
Global Rural-Urban Mapping Project (GRUMP), v1-Settlement Points
Center for International Earth Science Information Network | Catalogued: 05/31/2013 | Update Frequency: As Needed

The Global Rural-Urban Mapping Project, Version 1 (GRUMPv1) consists of estimates of human population for the years 1990, 1995, and 2000 by 30 arc-second (1km) grid cells and associated data sets dated circa 2000. A proportional allocation gridding algori

Global
| Populated Places Framework Collection
World Settlement Footprint
German Aerospace Center | Catalogued: 11/24/2021 | Update Frequency: Static

During COP 26, the European Space Agency (ESA), German Aerospace Center (DLR), and Google Earth Engine released a suite of products that make up the World Settlement Footprint (WSF), including WSF 2019 and WSF Evolution. Mattia Marconcini, the DLR lead who manages WSF, explains that “the WSF provides a knowledge base that can support researchers, governmental bodies and other stakeholders such as urban planners to better understand how urbanization is taking place and, concurrently, put in place sustainable urban development strategies for well-informed policy decisions at local and national levels.” The data is derived from Sentinel and Landsat satellites and all data is freely available through DLR.

Global
| Demographic Data | Land Use/Land Cover
| Must Cite
India Urban Agglomerations Census 2011
Census of India | Catalogued: 10/02/2021 | Update Frequency: Static

Census India has published data for all cities having population more than 1 lakh as per Census 2011. The data includes total population, child population, sex ratio, literacy, etc. Since these are provisional data, they are liable to change until all data are verified and errors are removed. All data are for cities with over 1 lakh population. Greater Mumbai is the most populated city in India with population of 1.25 crores. Delhi has highest number of children (0-6) with figure of 11.39 lakhs. Kozhikode city of Kerala has highest female sex ratio of 1093 per 1000 males. Aizawl is the most literate city of India with average literacy rate of 98.80 percent.

India
| Demographic Data
| Must Cite
GRID3 Uganda Settlement Extents Version 01, Alpha
Humanitarian Data Exchange | Catalogued: 05/06/2020 | Update Frequency: As Needed

This work has been undertaken as part of the Geo-referenced Infrastructure and Demographic Data for Development (GRID3) initiative in Uganda. GRID3 works with countries to generate, validate and use geospatial data on population, settlements, infrastructure, and subnational boundaries. For more information, see https://grid3.org/

Uganda
| Boundary Collection | Demographic Data
COVID-19 fatality rates related to social inequality in Northeast Brazil: a neighbourhood-level analysis.
Journal of Travel Medicine | Catalogued: 11/30/2021 | Update Frequency: As Needed

A neighbourhood-level analysis of COVID-19 fatality rates related to social inequality in Northeast Brazil.

Brazil
| Economic POIs | Health and Medical POIs
Children's perspectives on neighbourhood barriers and enablers to active school travel: A participatory mapping study
Wiley Online Library | Catalogued: 11/22/2021 | Update Frequency: As Needed

Children today are spending more sedentary time indoors than time playing and being active outdoors. The daily journey to and from school represents a valuable opportunity for children to be physically active through active school travel. The majority of research on children's active school travel omits children from the research process even though children interpret their environments in fundamentally different ways than adults. Our research uses innovative participatory mapping and qualitative GIS methods to examine how children's perceptions of their environments influence their school journey experiences. Through our thematic analysis of 25 map-based focus groups, we identified three main themes characterizing barriers and enablers to active school travel: safety-related, material, and affective features. By positioning children as experts of their environments in our participatory methodology, our findings provide an important counterpoint to the adultist privilege characterizing the majority of research on children's active school travel. Environmental features that mattered for children's school journeys took on multiple meanings in their eyes, demonstrating that children's perspectives must be engaged to inform interventions to promote active school travel. We thus argue that identifying barriers and enablers to active school travel for children requires engaging children's views.

Canada
| Education POIs | Land Use/Land Cover
Geographic monitoring for early disease detection (GeoMEDD)
Nature.com | Catalogued: 11/24/2021 | Update Frequency: Static

Identifying emergent patterns of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) at the local level presents a geographic challenge. The need is not only to integrate multiple data streams from different sources, scales, and cadences, but to also identify meaningful spatial patterns in these data, especially in vulnerable settings where even small numbers and low rates are important to pinpoint for early intervention. This paper identifies a gap in current analytical approaches and presents a near-real time assessment of emergent disease that can be used to guide a local intervention strategy: Geographic Monitoring for Early Disease Detection (GeoMEDD). Through integration of a spatial database and two types of clustering algorithms, GeoMEDD uses incoming test data to provide multiple spatial and temporal perspectives on an ever changing disease landscape by connecting cases using different spatial and temporal thresholds. GeoMEDD has proven effective in revealing these different types of clusters, as well as the influencers and accelerators that give insight as to why a cluster exists where it does, and why it evolves, leading to the saving of lives through more timely and geographically targeted intervention.

United States of America
| Health and Medical POIs | Natural Disasters
Georeferenced Population Datasets of Mexico (GEO-MEX): Urban Place GIS Coverage of Mexico
Center for International Earth Science Information Network | Catalogued: 10/27/2015 | Update Frequency: Static

The Urban Place GIS Coverage of Mexico is a vector based point Geographic Information System (GIS) coverage of 696 urban places in Mexico. Each Urban Place is geographically referenced down to one tenth of a minute. The attribute data include time-series population and selected census/geographic data items for Mexican urban places from from 1921 to 1990. The cartographic data include urban place point locations on a state boundary file of Mexico. This data set is produced by the Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) in collaboration with the Instituto Nacional de Estadistica Geografia e Informatica (INEGI) and the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) of Michigan.

Mexico
| Populated Places Framework Collection
c . 2010 Land Cover Classification In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
The World Bank | Catalogued: 10/19/2018 | Update Frequency: As Needed

This raster file shows the land cover classification around Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 2010. The classification results were based on Spot 5 imagery. Land cover classes in the attribute table are as follows: 1) Neighborhoods with Small Regular Planned Buildings 2) Neighborhoods with Small Irregular Buildings 3) Neighborhoods with Large Buildings 4) Other (non-built up) Areas1) Neighborhoods with Small Regular Planned Buildings 2) Neighborhoods with Small Irregular Buildings 3) Neighborhoods with Large Buildings 4) Other (non-built up) Areas

Ethiopia
| Transportation POIs
Iraqi_Control
ArcGIS Online | Catalogued: 07/22/2016 | Update Frequency: Static

Locations (towns, provinces, districts) under Iraqi control

Iraq
| Boundary Collection
ISIS_Control
ArcGIS Online | Catalogued: 07/22/2016 | Update Frequency: Static

Locations (towns, provinces, districts) under ISIS control

Iraq
| Boundary Collection
Kurdish_Control
ArcGIS Online | Catalogued: 07/22/2016 | Update Frequency: Static

Locations (towns, provinces, districts) under Kurdish control

Iraq
| Boundary Collection
Iraqi and Syrian Towns and Cities seized by the Islamic State and its allies
Google | Catalogued: 01/23/2017 | Update Frequency: As Needed

Web map showing city/town locations and description

Iraq
| Education POIs
HOTOSM State of Palestine Populated Places
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team | Catalogued: 07/27/2017 | Update Frequency: As Needed

OpenStreetMap exports for use in GIS applications. This theme includes all OpenStreetMap features in this area matching: place IN ('isolated_dwelling','town','village','hamlet','city')

Palestine, State of
| Geographic Names Collection
Community context and sub-neighborhood scale detail to explain dengue, chikungunya and Zika patterns in Cali, Colombia
National Center for Biotechnology Information | Catalogued: 11/24/2021 | Update Frequency: Static

Spatial-video geonarratives (SVG) with Ministry of Health officials and Community Health Workers were collected in hotspots, providing perspective on perceptions of why dengue, chikungunya and Zika hotspots exist, impediments to control, and social outcomes. Using spatial video and Google Street View, sub-neighborhood features possibly contributing to incidence were mapped to create risk surfaces, later compared with dengue, chikungunya and Zika case data.

Colombia
| Health and Medical POIs
Risk of Zika in African and Asian countries
The Lancet | Catalogued: 11/03/2016 | Update Frequency: Static

This shapefile contains data for 108 countries across parts of Africa and Asia examined within Bogoch et al's white paper study. The original data sheet contains 118 countries, however, 10 countries were not properly merged to Esri's World Countries layer and were therefore omitted from this shapefile. For each city, the following data is available: health expenditure per capita in 2014; income grouping in 2015; total country population; and annual traveller volume. The following data is also provided for each individual month: traveller volume; population count in the Dengue risk zone; population count in the A. aegypti risk zone; and population count in the A. albopictus risk zone.

Global
| Health and Medical POIs | Populated Places Framework Collection
Risk of Zika in African and Asian cities
The Lancet | Catalogued: 11/03/2016 | Update Frequency: Static

This shapefile contains data for 316 countries across parts of Africa and Asia examined within Bogoch et al's white paper study. The original data sheet contains 596 cities, however, 280 cities were not properly merged to Esri's World Cities layer and were therefore omitted from this shapefile. For each city, the following data is available: the volume of travelers received annually and for each individual month; and a monthly risk analysis of the city coming in contact with Dengue, A. aegypti, or A. albopictus (the two species of mosquito known to carry the zika virus).

Global
| Health and Medical POIs
Farther on Down the Road: Transport Costs, Trade, and Urban Growth
The World Bank | Catalogued: 11/06/2018 | Update Frequency: Static

This is a replication of data from Adam Storeygard's analysis for Oxford Academic Journals about the effects of isolation on the economic activity of 15 principal port cities throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. This is addressed through data on transportation costs in surrounding regions, satellite imagery on lights at night, and new road network data.

Sub-Saharan Africa
| Transportation POIs
Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) Urban Atlas
European Environment Agency Data Service | Catalogued: 05/31/2013 | Update Frequency: As Needed

European Urban Land Use and land cover data; 2006 source data. The Urban Atlas is providing pan-European comparable land use and land cover data for Large Urban Zones with more than 100,000 inhabitants as defined by the Urban Audit. The GIS data can be do

Global
| Land Use/Land Cover
| Public Use, No Commercial
Georeferenced Population Datasets of Mexico (GEO-MEX): Urban Place Time-Series Population of Mexico
Center for International Earth Science Information Network | Catalogued: 10/27/2015 | Update Frequency: Static

he Urban Place Time-Series Population of Mexico contains population counts for more than 700 urban centers every 10 years from 1921 through 1990. The urban centers include metropolitan, conurbation, and city areas with more than 5,000 inhabitants as of 1980. This data set is produced by the Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN).

Mexico
| Populated Places Framework Collection
Property Rights - Assessing Urban Land Tenure Rights in SSA.
The World Bank | Catalogued: 11/06/2018 | Update Frequency: Static

The dataset presents information on the evolution of land tenure rights in urban areas in the 29 countries that comprise Sub-Saharan Africa, collected from the French Development Agency and USAID Land Tenure Rights profiles. It is part of the Global Research Program on the Spatial Development of Cities, which is maintained by the World Bank's Trust Fund on Sustainable Urbanization. Coverage is from 2009 to 2012.

Sub-Saharan Africa
| Boundary Collection
GRID3 Angola Settlement Extents Version 01, Alpha
Center for International Earth Science Information Network | Catalogued: 05/06/2020 | Update Frequency: As Needed

The database constitutes a comprehensive set of settlement polygons nationwide. It is in geodatabase format and consists of three feature classes for built up areas (BUA), small settlement areas (SSA), and hamlets (hamlets).

Angola
| Boundary Collection | Demographic Data
GRID3 Burkina Faso Settlement Extents Version 01, Alpha
Center for International Earth Science Information Network | Catalogued: 05/06/2020 | Update Frequency: As Needed

The database constitutes a comprehensive set of settlement polygons nationwide. It is in geodatabase format and consists of three feature classes for built up areas (BUA), small settlement areas (SSA), and hamlets (hamlets).

Burkina Faso
| Boundary Collection | Demographic Data
GRID3 Botswana Settlement Extents Version 01, Alpha
Center for International Earth Science Information Network | Catalogued: 05/06/2020 | Update Frequency: As Needed

The database constitutes a comprehensive set of settlement polygons nationwide. It is in geodatabase format and consists of three feature classes for built up areas (BUA), small settlement areas (SSA), and hamlets (hamlets).

Botswana
| Boundary Collection | Demographic Data
GRID3 Democratic Republic of the Congo Settlement Extents Version 01, Alpha
Center for International Earth Science Information Network | Catalogued: 05/06/2020 | Update Frequency: As Needed

The database constitutes a comprehensive set of settlement polygons nationwide. It is in geodatabase format and consists of three feature classes for built up areas (BUA), small settlement areas (SSA), and hamlets (hamlets).

Congo (Democratic Republic of the)
| Boundary Collection | Demographic Data
GRID3 Central African Republic Settlement Extents Version 01, Alpha
Center for International Earth Science Information Network | Catalogued: 05/06/2020 | Update Frequency: As Needed

The database constitutes a comprehensive set of settlement polygons nationwide. It is in geodatabase format and consists of three feature classes for built up areas (BUA), small settlement areas (SSA), and hamlets (hamlets).

Central African Republic
| Boundary Collection | Demographic Data
GRID3 Cote d'Ivoire Settlement Extents Version 01, Alpha
Center for International Earth Science Information Network | Catalogued: 05/06/2020 | Update Frequency: As Needed

The database constitutes a comprehensive set of settlement polygons nationwide. It is in geodatabase format and consists of three feature classes for built up areas (BUA), small settlement areas (SSA), and hamlets (hamlets).

Cote d'Ivoire
| Boundary Collection | Demographic Data
GRID3 Cameroon Settlement Extents Version 01, Alpha
Center for International Earth Science Information Network | Catalogued: 05/06/2020 | Update Frequency: As Needed

The database constitutes a comprehensive set of settlement polygons nationwide. It is in geodatabase format and consists of three feature classes for built up areas (BUA), small settlement areas (SSA), and hamlets (hamlets).

Cameroon
| Boundary Collection | Demographic Data
GRID3 Djibouti Settlement Extents Version 01, Alpha
Center for International Earth Science Information Network | Catalogued: 05/06/2020 | Update Frequency: As Needed

The database constitutes a comprehensive set of settlement polygons nationwide. It is in geodatabase format and consists of three feature classes for built up areas (BUA), small settlement areas (SSA), and hamlets (hamlets).

Djibouti
| Boundary Collection | Demographic Data
GRID3 Ghana Settlement Extents Version 01, Alpha
Center for International Earth Science Information Network | Catalogued: 05/06/2020 | Update Frequency: As Needed

The database constitutes a comprehensive set of settlement polygons nationwide. It is in geodatabase format and consists of three feature classes for built up areas (BUA), small settlement areas (SSA), and hamlets (hamlets).

Ghana
| Boundary Collection | Demographic Data
GRID3 Guinea Settlement Extents Version 01, Alpha
Center for International Earth Science Information Network | Catalogued: 05/06/2020 | Update Frequency: As Needed

The database constitutes a comprehensive set of settlement polygons nationwide. It is in geodatabase format and consists of three feature classes for built up areas (BUA), small settlement areas (SSA), and hamlets (hamlets).

Guinea
| Boundary Collection | Demographic Data
GRID3 Liberia Settlement Extents Version 01, Alpha
Center for International Earth Science Information Network | Catalogued: 05/06/2020 | Update Frequency: As Needed

The database constitutes a comprehensive set of settlement polygons nationwide. It is in geodatabase format and consists of three feature classes for built up areas (BUA), small settlement areas (SSA), and hamlets (hamlets).

Liberia
| Boundary Collection | Demographic Data
GRID3 Mali Settlement Extents Version 01, Alpha
Center for International Earth Science Information Network | Catalogued: 05/06/2020 | Update Frequency: As Needed

The database constitutes a comprehensive set of settlement polygons nationwide. It is in geodatabase format and consists of three feature classes for built up areas (BUA), small settlement areas (SSA), and hamlets (hamlets).

Mali
| Boundary Collection | Demographic Data
GRID3 Mozambique Settlement Extents Version 01, Alpha
Center for International Earth Science Information Network | Catalogued: 05/06/2020 | Update Frequency: As Needed

The database constitutes a comprehensive set of settlement polygons nationwide. It is in geodatabase format and consists of three feature classes for built up areas (BUA), small settlement areas (SSA), and hamlets (hamlets).

Mozambique
| Boundary Collection | Demographic Data
GRID3 Namibia Settlement Extents Version 01, Alpha
Center for International Earth Science Information Network | Catalogued: 05/06/2020 | Update Frequency: As Needed

The database constitutes a comprehensive set of settlement polygons nationwide. It is in geodatabase format and consists of three feature classes for built up areas (BUA), small settlement areas (SSA), and hamlets (hamlets).

Namibia
| Boundary Collection | Demographic Data
GRID3 Niger Settlement Extents Version 01, Alpha
Center for International Earth Science Information Network | Catalogued: 05/06/2020 | Update Frequency: As Needed

The database constitutes a comprehensive set of settlement polygons nationwide. It is in geodatabase format and consists of three feature classes for built up areas (BUA), small settlement areas (SSA), and hamlets (hamlets).

Niger
| Boundary Collection | Demographic Data
GRID3 Sierra Leone Settlement Extents Version 01, Alpha
Center for International Earth Science Information Network | Catalogued: 05/06/2020 | Update Frequency: As Needed

The database constitutes a comprehensive set of settlement polygons nationwide. It is in geodatabase format and consists of three feature classes for built up areas (BUA), small settlement areas (SSA), and hamlets (hamlets).

Sierra Leone
| Boundary Collection | Demographic Data
GRID3 South Sudan Settlement Extents Version 01, Alpha
Center for International Earth Science Information Network | Catalogued: 05/06/2020 | Update Frequency: As Needed

The database constitutes a comprehensive set of settlement polygons nationwide. It is in geodatabase format and consists of three feature classes for built up areas (BUA), small settlement areas (SSA), and hamlets (hamlets).

South Sudan
| Boundary Collection | Demographic Data
GRID3 Eswatini Settlement Extents Version 01, Alpha
Center for International Earth Science Information Network | Catalogued: 05/06/2020 | Update Frequency: As Needed

The database constitutes a comprehensive set of settlement polygons nationwide. It is in geodatabase format and consists of three feature classes for built up areas (BUA), small settlement areas (SSA), and hamlets (hamlets).

Swaziland
| Boundary Collection | Demographic Data
GRID3 Chad Settlement Extents Version 01, Alpha
Center for International Earth Science Information Network | Catalogued: 05/06/2020 | Update Frequency: As Needed

The database constitutes a comprehensive set of settlement polygons nationwide. It is in geodatabase format and consists of three feature classes for built up areas (BUA), small settlement areas (SSA), and hamlets (hamlets).

Chad
| Boundary Collection | Demographic Data
GRID3 Uganda Settlement Extents Version 01, Alpha
Humanitarian Data Exchange | Catalogued: 01/15/2016 | Update Frequency: As Needed

Geodatabase of Built Up Areas (BUAs) in Uganda, digitized settlement extents. This work has been undertaken as part of the Geo-referenced Infrastructure and Demographic Data for Development (GRID3) initiative in Uganda.

Uganda
| Populated Places Framework Collection
GRID3 Zambia Settlement Extents Version 01, Alpha
Center for International Earth Science Information Network | Catalogued: 05/06/2020 | Update Frequency: As Needed

The database constitutes a comprehensive set of settlement polygons nationwide. It is in geodatabase format and consists of three feature classes for built up areas (BUA), small settlement areas (SSA), and hamlets (hamlets).

Zambia
| Boundary Collection | Demographic Data
IDP Settlements
ArcGIS Online | Catalogued: 12/27/2017 | Update Frequency: As Needed

Internally-displaced persons settlements in eastern Afghanistan

Afghanistan
| Populated Places Framework Collection
WWHGD Webinar: Modeling Population Geography
World Wide Human Geography Data Working Group | Catalogued: 08/09/2021 | Update Frequency: As Needed

Part 4 of the WWHGD's Data-Driven Modeling for Human Security Webinar Series. Presentation recordings and an executive summary are available at WWHGD.org. Presentations include: International Population Modeling (Dr. Joshua Comenetz - U.S. Census Bureau), “Bottom-up” Modeling Approaches for Highly Resolved Population Estimates at Scale (Dr. Amy Rose - Oak Ridge National Laboratory), The POPGRID Data Collaborative: User-Driven Gridded Population and Settlement Data Development (Dr. Alex de Sherbinin - Center for International Earth Science Information Network, Columbia University), NGA Human Geography Model (Mr. Adam Jones and Mr. Paul Cumming - National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency), The Global Human Settlement Framework (Mr. Martino Pesaresi - European Commission Joint Research Centre), Utilizing Open Data: From Mapping Slums and Refugee Camps to Cities (Dr. Andrew Crooks - George Mason University), Solving the Elusive Denominator Problem: The Roles of Money, Politics and Collaboration (Dr. Vincent Seaman - Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation), and An Agent-Based Model to Identify Migration Pathways of Refugees (Dr. Liliana Perez - University of Montréal).

Global
| Economic Data | Land Use/Land Cover | Water and Sanitation POIs
| Must Cite
Conseils de Quartier (District Councils)
ArcGIS Online | Catalogued: 09/13/2017 | Update Frequency: As Needed

Neighborhood councils in Saint-Martin (French part)

Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
| Boundary Collection
World Bank Data Indicators by Topic
The World Bank | Catalogued: 12/04/2015 | Update Frequency: Static

Topics include: Agriculture & Rural Development, Aid Effectiveness, Climate Change, Economy & Growth, Education, Energy & Mining, Environment, External Debt, Financial Sector, Gender, Health, Infrastructure, Poverty, Private Sector, Public Sector, Science & Technology, Social Development, Social Protection & Labor, Trade, Urban Development

Global
| Ethnic Identity | Health and Medical POIs | Linguistic Identity | Transportation POIs | Water and Sanitation POIs
Guinea - Environment
Humanitarian Data Exchange | Catalogued: 09/08/2021 | Update Frequency: As Needed

Contains data from the World Bank's data portal. There is also a consolidated country dataset on HDX. Natural and man-made environmental resources – fresh water, clean air, forests, grasslands, marine resources, and agro-ecosystems – provide sustenance and a foundation for social and economic development. The need to safeguard these resources crosses all borders. Today, the World Bank is one of the key promoters and financiers of environmental upgrading in the developing world. Data here cover forests, biodiversity, emissions, and pollution. Other indicators relevant to the environment are found under data pages for Agriculture & Rural Development, Energy & Mining, Infrastructure, and Urban Development.

Guinea
| Health and Medical POIs
Liberia - Environment
Humanitarian Data Exchange | Catalogued: 09/08/2021 | Update Frequency: As Needed

Contains data from the World Bank's data portal. There is also a consolidated country dataset on HDX. Natural and man-made environmental resources – fresh water, clean air, forests, grasslands, marine resources, and agro-ecosystems – provide sustenance and a foundation for social and economic development. The need to safeguard these resources crosses all borders. Today, the World Bank is one of the key promoters and financiers of environmental upgrading in the developing world. Data here cover forests, biodiversity, emissions, and pollution. Other indicators relevant to the environment are found under data pages for Agriculture & Rural Development, Energy & Mining, Infrastructure, and Urban Development.

Liberia
| Land Use/Land Cover
Neighborhood boundaries- Admin Level 4
Humanitarian Data Exchange | Catalogued: 03/29/2019 | Update Frequency: As Needed

HDX Neighborhood boundaries for Beira and Dondo

Mozambique
| Transportation POIs
Nigeria Administrative Boundaries Level 2
Open Humanitarian Data Repository | Catalogued: 09/17/2014 | Update Frequency: Annually

Nigeria Admin Level 2 boundaries created by the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation. The boundaries were made by mapping all settlements, and then using the Ward Level 2 admin attributes and the ESRI Thiessen polygons tool to create boundaries at each admin level.

Nigeria
| Boundary Collection
| No Commercial Use
Healthy Chicago 2.0
Chicago.gov | Catalogued: 11/24/2021 | Update Frequency: Static

Objectives of Healthy Chicago 2.0 are to be achieved by 2020. There are 82 objectives in total; 42 focus on making changes citywide and 25 focus specifically on a population subgroup, such as residents living in economic hardship or youth living in areas with low opportunity for healthy development. Other factors examined include a specific race-ethnicity, age, housing status, sexual orientation and/ or gender identity group. Included in the 82 objectives are 11 objectives, indicated by , that were identified by stakeholders to address data gaps. Additionally, there are four novel objectives, indicated by , that were determined to be vitally important to the plan despite the fact that baseline and target data do not currently exist for the specific measure. It remains an overall strategy of this plan to explore new ways of reliably and accurately measuring these novel objectives by 2020.

United States of America
| Health and Medical POIs
| Must Cite
Ebb and Flow, Volume 1 : Water, Migration, and Development
The World Bank | Catalogued: 08/30/2021 | Update Frequency: Static

The World Bank recently published Ebb and Flow, a groundbreaking study of half a billion people from 64 countries, which found that more than 10% of migration across the globe is linked to a lack of water. The report states that over 85% of those affected by these impacts live in low-or middle-income countries and that close to 700 million people will be affected by drought by 2100. Cities are increasingly vulnerable to water deficits and “day zero” events (like those previously faced in Cape Town, Chennai, and São Paolo) will become even more common. The report also analyzes economic opportunities and education levels as they relate to water deficits and migration. The report’s second volume focuses on Water in the Shadow of Conflict (Middle East and North Africa) and is also worth your time.

Global
| Health and Medical POIs | Human Rights Events | Transportation POIs | Water and Sanitation POIs
Geodata of Destruction in Leer, Unity State, South Sudan
Humanitarian Data Exchange | Catalogued: 01/27/2016 | Update Frequency: Static

This map illustrates satellite-detected areas of destruction in the town of Leer as seen by the GeoEye-1 satellite on 2 February 2014

South Sudan
| Land Use/Land Cover
HDX - Geodata of destruction in Rubkona, Unity State, South Sudan
Humanitarian Data Exchange | Catalogued: 01/27/2016 | Update Frequency: Static

This map illustrates satellite-detected areas of destruction in the town of Rubkona as seen by the Ikonos satellite on 13 January 2014.

South Sudan
| Land Use/Land Cover
Iraq GIS data - ESOC
Empirical Studies of Conflict | Catalogued: 01/09/2017 | Update Frequency: Static

Neighborhoods, ethnicities, admin boundaries

Iraq
| Boundary Collection
| Public Use
Burundi - Settlements (villages, towns, cities)
Humanitarian Data Exchange | Catalogued: 05/21/2015 | Update Frequency: As Needed

Burundi Settlements (Main Towns)

Burundi