Facebook Population Density Maps

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Facebook has developed and shared with CIESIN "state of the art computer visioning techniques" that can identify buildings from commercially available satellite images. This data once shared with CIESIN is combined with census data, which is also shared with Facebook to confirm results. The final outcome of this data pooling is the Population Density Maps (previously known as High Resolution Settlement Layer) data that provides information about settlements across the globe.

Region: Worldwide

includes kosovo