Identification

Name

LandScan

Status

Active

Category

Data Source

Organizations
(1) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
(2) UT-Battelle
Update frequency

Yearly

Created

2012-10-19 16:49:45+00:00

Modified

2016-03-31 21:14:23.066072+00:00

Basic Information

Overview

Using an innovative approach with Geographic Information System and Remote Sensing, ORNL's LandScan™ is the community standard for global population distribution. LandScan offers high resolution (~ 1km) global population distribution data available and represents an ambient population (average over 24 hours). LandScan population distribution models are tailored to match the data conditions and geographical nature of each individual country and region.

Goals
(1) Baseline awareness
(2) Early warning
Year start

1998

URL http://www.ornl.gov/sci/landscan/
URL (alternate) http://www.ornl.gov/sci/landscan/landscan_data_avail.shtml

Disease and Geography

Geography

Yes

Datastreams

Data sources
(1) Established Databases
(2) Official Reports