Published: 30 Aug 2019 | Version 3 | DOI: 10.17632/z9zfhzk8cr.3

Description of this data

Population clusters for Africa. The population clusters include the following data:

  1. id – The IDs are given as a unique number for each cluster. This enables the user to process the data contained in the clusters outside of a GIS software and then merge the data with the clusters.
  2. Country - Name of the country.
  3. Population – This is the population in each cluster obtained from the population dataset.
  4. NightLight – This value is obtained from the night-time light map and represents the maximum luminance detected in each cluster based on the latest stable light product available.
  5. ElecPop – The number of people in each cluster who live in areas in which the stable light product detect light sources.
  6. Area – The area of each cluster given in sq. kilometres.
  7. Pop2030 – The population in 2030.

The datasets are generated using an open source plugin available for QGIS 3.2 and QGIS 3.4 through the KTH-dESA GitHub repository (https://github.com/KTH-dESA/PopCluster).

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Steps to reproduce

These clusters are generated using a freely available QGIS based plugin developed by KTH Royal Institute of Technology. The plugin as well as instructions on how to use it is available on KTH-dESA's github (https://github.com/KTH-dESA/PopCluster)

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  • Version 3


    Published: 2019-08-30

    DOI: 10.17632/z9zfhzk8cr.3

    Cite this dataset

    Khavari, Babak; Sahlberg, Andreas; Korkovelos, Alexandros (2019), “PopClusters”, Mendeley Data, v3 http://dx.doi.org/10.17632/z9zfhzk8cr.3

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