Esri and WorldPop bring updated demographic data to policy makers

Information from Esri

Annual gridded population datasets now available in Esri’s ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World

Example of WorldPop Focus Areas.

To support the need for up-to-date population data, WorldPop and Esri have partnered to include WorldPop’s 1-km annual gridded demographic datasets in ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World. The data covers 241 countries, territories, and dependencies for the 2000 to 2020 period.

ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World is Esri’s collection of content in the form of maps, apps, and data layers, all accessible via a web browser and most Esri products. “That these datasets no longer need to be downloaded or preassembled prior to use will result in substantial time and cost savings for any organisation needing to understand recent population changes,” said Esri chief cartographer, Charlie Frye.

Queries can include the entire 21-year history of population changes for any group, including births and five-year age cohorts. Multitemporal datasets depict grid cell level spatial distribution of total population, age, and sex cohorts and population density.

The 1-km raster layers, curated by the WorldPop Spatial Data Infrastructure Team led by Dr Maksym Bondarenko, are available in ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World for population per grid cell, population density per grid cell, and population by age and sex per grid cell.