New Datasets from NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center
The Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC; WDS Regular Member) has announced the release of the following datasets:
- Gridded Population of the World (GPWv4.11) : The latest update to the GPW data collection provides access to more than 100 interactive map layers through a Web Map Service, so visualization of the data is easier than ever using map tools such as the SEDAC Map Viewer. New age and sex categories of population estimates for the year 2010 enable users to explore potential differences in the spatial distribution of specific population subgroups.
- Global Subnational Infant Mortality Rates, v2 (2015): An updated version of this dataset has more recent (circa 2015) and higher resolution input data. IMR data have been collected for 234 countries and territories, of which 143 include subnational units and 91, mostly smaller nations, include only national units. As a georeferenced global subnational dataset of infant mortality rates, IMRv2 has many potential applications that may be of interest to a wide user community in interdisciplinary studies of health, development, sustainability, and the environment, as well as policy making.
- The Global Population Projection Grids Based on Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs): An internally consistent dataset based on future scenarios of population growth and urbanization, developed to support future climate and global change research. The dataset projects population from 2010 to 2100.