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

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


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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Description: data download page

Description: data set DOI and homepage
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  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
Extended Metadata Properties
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