Unique ID: WB53

Division: Urban, Rural, and Social Development
Issue Date: February 13th 2019
Last modified: February 22nd 2019

Making Sense of Global Urban Data

The Global Urban Extents work (GPSURR) utilizes Big Data (high-resolution earth satellite observation and built up area, population) to create a standardized map of global human settlements, based on a methodology developed by the OECD -- which identifies urban areas as a function of density and settlement size. This will allow the World Bank, its clients and others to monitor and compare urban areas. Given the larger agenda to collect and process this data, we identify the opportunity to enhance our understanding of sustainable and optimal urban form.

Project Sources
Project Sources
Type Of Institution: international organization
Region: Global
Country Area: Global
Id Country Regional: global
SDG Indicators
SDG Indicators
SDG Comments: 11.3, 11a, 11b, 17.18
SDG: 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities17 - Partnerships for the Goals
Timeframe To Produce Indicator: NA
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