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Last of the Wild Project, Version 1, 2002 (LWP-1): Global Human Footprint Dataset (Geographic)
Entry ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_LWP_HFP_GEOG


Summary
Abstract: The Global Human Footprint Dataset of the Last of the Wild Project, Version 1, 2002 (LWP-1) is the Human Influence Index (HII) normalized by biome and

realm. The HII is a global dataset of 1-kilometer grid cells, created from nine global data layers covering human population pressure (population density, population settlements), human

land use and infrastructure (built up areas, nighttime lights, land use/land cover), and human access (coastlines, roads, railroads, navigable rivers). This dataset is produced by the

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), and is available in the Geographic Coordinate

system.


Purpose: To provide an upgrade to existing maps of wild areas, which in turn can be used in modeling efforts, wildlife conservation planning, natural resource

management, policy-making, biodiversity studies and human-environment interactions.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Version: 1.0


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1992-01-01
Stop Date: 1995-12-31


Science Keywords
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >POPULATION >POPULATION DISTRIBUTION    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >POPULATION >POPULATION SIZE    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >RIVERS/STREAMS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS >CONSERVATION    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >SUSTAINABILITY >ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >POPULATION >POPULATION DENSITY    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >POPULATION >POPULATION ESTIMATES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
SOCIETY
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
ENVIRONMENT


Project
LWP >Last of the Wild Project    [Information]



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-12-12
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27



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