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About Us

Our Mission


We seek to improve data access, timeliness, consistency, and utility; support data use and interpretation; identify and address pressing user needs; reduce duplication and user confusion; and encourage innovation and cross-disciplinary use. The POPGRID Data Collaborative aims to bring together and expand the international community of data providers, users, and sponsors concerned with georeferenced data on population, human settlements and infrastructure.


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Our Objectives

We promote cooperation in producing and harmonizing high-quality data products and services needed by a range of scientific and applied users. We bring expertise and perspectives from diverse natural, social, health, and engineering science disciplines and sectors, and from government, academia, private industry, and nongovernmental organizations.

  • Improving accessibility and documentation of data sets and data services 
  • Comparing and contrasting methods and implications of different data sources 
  • Convening technical experts from the geospatial and demographic communities at events and conferences worldwide
  • Providing online tools and services to facilitate user visualization and intercomparison for specific regions and types of data of interest 

  • Developing an intercomparison report that clarifies how different data sets

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