For Immediate Release
Minneapolis, MN, USA. September 8, 2016—East View is excited to announce the worldwide
release of the LandScan 2015 Global Population Database.
The newest iteration utilizes data collected during the 2015 calendar year, and features a number of
updates from previous versions, including:
- Adjusted population totals and distributions for Syria, Iraq and Ukraine to account for refugee and
internally displaced persons movements as of June 2016
- Results from Oak Ridge National Laboratory's LandScan HD data, (developed at 3 arc-seconds) for certain
national and regional areas
- Output from Oak Ridge National Laboratory's "Settlement Mapper Tool" (which rapidly delineates and
characterizes settlements using high-resolution imagery)
- Refined urban built-up areas
- Thousands of additional smaller villages and populated places
- Improved spatial precision and population distribution values
LandScan is an award-winning database developed by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the United States Department
of Defense. The product uses spatial data and imagery analysis technologies to measure daytime movements and collective travel
habits of all inhabited land mass, generating a better representation of population density during an average work day.
The database has been annually updated since 2000, making this the 17th version of LandScan. Customers can order the archive,
featuring data from the previous 16 iterations, for an additional cost. Discounts are available for customers who order before
September 30, 2016, as well as those who place a standing order during the same time period.
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. To find out more about
the 2015 LandScan Database or set up a trial, visit www.geospatial.com/learn/landscan,
email firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact your East View representative.
Contact: LandScan Team
East View Information Services, Inc.
10601 Wayzata Boulevard
Minneapolis, MN 55305 USA
About East View
East View was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Minneapolis,
Minnesota, USA. East View is comprised of East View Information Services (www.eastview.com), East View Geospatial (www.geospatial.com)
and East View Map Link (www.evmaplink.com). East View maintains thousands of supplier/publisher
relationships throughout the world for maps and geospatial data and Russian, Arabic and Chinese-produced social and
hard science content. East View manages a data center, library and warehouse in Minneapolis where it hosts and
stores dozens of foreign language databases, hundreds of thousands of maps and atlases and millions of
geospatial, Russian, Chinese and Arabic metadata records.
Using an innovative approach with Geographic Information System and Remote Sensing,
ORNL's LandScan™ is the community standard for global population distribution. At approximately 1 km resolution (30" X 30"), LandScan
is the finest resolution global population distribution data available and represents an ambient population (average over 24 hours).
The LandScan algorithm, an R&D 100 Award Winner, uses spatial data and imagery analysis technologies and a multi-variable dasymetric
modeling approach to disaggregate census counts within an administrative boundary. Since no single population distribution model can
account for the differences in spatial data availability, quality, scale, and accuracy as well as the differences in cultural settlement
practices, LandScan population distribution models are tailored to match the data conditions and geographical nature of each individual
country and region.