For Immediate Release
Minneapolis, MN, USA. September 8, 2015—East View is pleased to announce our worldwide
release of the LandScan 2014 Global Population Database.
LandScan is developed by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the United States Department of Defense.
Annually updated since the year 2000, this represents the 16th version of LandScan.
This award-winning database provides the ambient population distribution at a high resolution of one
square kilometer covering all inhabited land mass on Earth.
For this new release, very special attention was given to Ukraine and the Middle East where ongoing
conflict has presented significant challenges for calculating the population distribution values.
East View is the exclusive worldwide distributor of LandScan, fulfilling the population data needs of
individual researchers, academic institutions, government agencies, humanitarian organizations and
businesses around the world.
Notable improvements in this new release include:
Updated results from the 2010-2014 rounds of census activities for numerous countries were integrated
into this new version of LandScan, significantly refining the population distribution.
Population totals and distributions of Ukraine, Syria and Iraq were adjusted to account for internally
displaced people and refugee movement as of May 2015.
Results from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory's "LandScan HD" database, recently developed at a high
resolution of 3 arc-seconds, were aggregated and incorporated into the LandScan 2014 Global Population
Database for specific national and regional areas.
Imagery provided by the NGA from Digital Globe and other high-resolution imagery sources was used
extensively for verification and validation to improve the spatial precision and values of the population
Contact: LandScan Team
East View Information Services, Inc.
10601 Wayzata Boulevard
Minneapolis, MN 55305 USA
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geospatial, Russian, Chinese and Arabic metadata records.