Institution/Author: UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAM (UNEP-GRID, SIOUX FALLS), WORLD RESOURCES INSTITUTE (WRI), CIAT
Publisher: UNEP-GRID, WRI, CIAT
Price Colombia (in pesos): free
Scientific Contact: GIS Communications
The contents of this gridded population database can be displayed as maps using any standard geographic information system (GIS) computer program. The data were derived from more than 16,000 administrative units in the region. Census data, combined with historical population growth rates, were used to project population values backwards for 1990, 1980, 1970, and 1960. This allows users to visualize changes in population distribution over the past four decades. Included with the data are an explanatory report and metadata (data about the data). The database was produced by CIAT and partners as part of an international effort to map population distribution for the developing regions of the world.
Keywords: Censuses; Databases; Population censuses; Geographical information systems