CIESIN GPWv3 grid2p5arcmin

CIESIN GPWv3 grid2p5arcmin: Gridded Population of the World, Version 3, from the Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) at CIESIN, gridded at 2.5 arc-minute resolution.


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Gridded Population of the World, Version 3 (CIESIN)

Datasets and variables

CIESIN GPWv3 grid2p5arcmin adjusted[density count ]
CIESIN GPWv3 grid2p5arcmin areag[ X Y |]
CIESIN GPWv3 grid2p5arcmin madmg[ X Y |]
CIESIN GPWv3 grid2p5arcmin natids[nationalinfo id ]
CIESIN GPWv3 grid2p5arcmin notadjusted[density count ]

Independent Variables (Grids)

Time (time) grid: /T (months since 1960-01-01) ordered (1990) to (2000) by 60.0 N= 3 pts :grid
Longitude (longitude) grid: /X (degree_east) periodic (179.9792W) to (179.9792E) by 0.04166667 N= 8640 pts :grid
Latitude (latitude) grid: /Y (degree_north) ordered (84.97916N) to (57.97917S) by 0.04166666 N= 3432 pts :grid

Other Info

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Balk, D., G. Yetman, 2004: The Global Distribution of Population: Evaluating the gains in resolution refinement. GPWv3 working paper. CIESIN. (available at

Balk, D., M. Brickman, B. Anderson, F. Pozzi, G. Yetman, 2005: Mapping global urban and rural population distributions: Estimates of future global population distribution to 2015 (Annex). FAO Environment and Natural Resources Working Paper No. 24. (available at

Last updated: Tue, 17 Oct 2023 08:02:27 GMT

Data Views

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