Advances in #technology are changing the type, quantity, quality, and timeliness of #information available. The ideal human #geography #database would include uniform social and demographic information about all human populations on the globe. It would include #population, household, housing unit, business, and economic information that would allow determination of societal characteristics at any scale from macro to micro. #Esri has met this challenge by compiling a human geography database of #demographics and #statistics about all countries in the world and mapping this data using a new, innovative methodology.
Esri’s new world population map takes advantage of this new information to track and estimate populations to support better decision making. Population is modeled from imagery, road networks, and populated place locations to create an urbanization likelihood score. This new model of world population will allow comparative studies and accurate depiction of statistics to ad hoc areas.