Global Human Settlement Layer


The Global Human Settlement Layer (GHSL) project is supported by European Commission, Joint Research Centre and Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy. The GHSL produces new global spatial information, evidence-based analytics, and knowledge describing the human ...

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The collection consists in three main type of products: built-up (GHS-BUILT), population (GHS-POP) grids, and city model (GHS-SMOD). The datasets are published as raster files together with pyramids (i.e., TIF and OVR files).

Contact point name Martino Pesaresi
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