Tuesday, December 12, 2017

High-resolution data sets on global man-made impervious surfaces and urban extents

In 2012, we posted about a big research project on global forecasts of urban expansion and its environmental impacts, by Karen C. Seto and her lab at Yale. On a related topic, SEDAC (a NASA data center hosted at CIESIN in Columbia University) has released two new high-resolution data sets that some of you might find useful for your own research:

  1. Global Human Built-up And Settlement Extent for the target year 2010, derived from global 30m Landsat satellite data

  2. Global Man-made Impervious Surface for the target year 2010, derived from global 30m Landsat satellite data