DATASET

GHS-FUA R2019A - GHS functional urban areas, derived from GHS-UCDB R2019A (2015)

Collection: GHSL : Global Human Settlement Layer 

Description

The spatial dataset delineates the boundaries of Functional Urban Areas (FUA) of Urban Centres in 2015. The automatic classification procedure developed in collaboration with the OECD estimates for each 1 sq km populated cells outside Urban Centres (obtained from GHS-POP R2019A) the probability of belonging to the commuting zone (or Area Of Influence, AOI) of the closest Urban Centre (GHS-UCDB R2019A). Cells estimated to be part of the AOI are combined

and polygonized to form estimated FUA (eFUA) boundaries.

Contact

Email
jrc-ghsl-data (at) ec.europa.eu

Contributors

How to cite

Schiavina, Marcello; Moreno-Monroy, Ana; Maffenini, Luca; Veneri, Paolo (2019): GHS-FUA R2019A - GHS functional urban areas, derived from GHS-UCDB R2019A (2015). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] doi: 10.2905/347F0337-F2DA-4592-87B3-E25975EC2C95 PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/347f0337-f2da-4592-87b3-e25975ec2c95

Keywords

FUA GHSL OECD Functional Urban Area global map eFUA GHS FUA GHS-FUA

Data access

GHS_FUA_UCDB2015_GLOBE_R2019A
URL 
GHSL Website
URL 
  • Project Web site

Publications

Publication
GHSL-OECD Functional Urban Areas
Schiavina, M., Moreno-Monroy, A., Maffenini, L. and Veneri, P., GHSL-OECD Functional Urban Areas, EUR 30001 EN, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2019, ISBN 978-92-76-11258-7 (online), doi:10.2760/67415 (online), JRC118845.
  • Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Publication page 
  • Abstract

    Function Urban Areas (FUAs), as defined by the OECD and the European Union, are sets of contiguous local (administrative) units composed of a ‘city’ and its surrounding, less densely populated local units that are part of the city’s labour market (‘commuting zone’). To be included in the commuting zone, local units should at least 15% of their working population to the city. This definition is limited to the OECD countries and it is subject to both availability of commuting flows data at local level and to the definition of administrative unit boundaries. In the context of international comparability of urban-related statistics and indicators the aim of this task is to propose a FUA definition that does not depend on arbitrary and not harmonized administrative units and scale it to the globe. To pursue this goal it is proposed an automated classification procedure of FUAs based on objective characteristics (distance from the Urban Centre, area and population of the Urban Centre, local population and GDP per capita at national level), to classify areas within and outside FUAs. The automated classification of FUA is done in collaboration with the OECD and supported by DG REGIO. This document describes the public release of the GHSL-OECD Functional Urban Areas 2019 (GHS-FUA).

Publication
Defining the economic boundaries of cities. A global application
Moreno-Monroy, Ana; Schiavina, Marcello; Veneri, Paolo (2018). Defining the economic boundaries of cities. A global application. IAOS-OECD conference "Better statistics for better lives", 19-21 September 2018, Paris
URL 

Geographic areas

World

Spatial coverage

Type Value
WKT
POLYGON((-180 90,180 90,180 -90,-180 -90,-180 90))

Temporal coverage

From date To date
2015-01-01 2015-12-31

Additional information

Published by
European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Created date
2019-11-26
Modified date
2019-12-11
Issued date
2019-12-03
Landing page
https://ghsl.jrc.ec.europa.eu/ 
Language(s)
English
Data theme(s)
Regions and cities, Science and technology
Update frequency
irregular
Identifier
http://data.europa.eu/89h/347f0337-f2da-4592-87b3-e25975ec2c95
Popularity