Received from the United States Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the LandScan global population database features the highest-accuracy population data available on the market. The population data is broken down into three levels:

  • countries
  • first-level administrative boundaries (i.e. provinces, states)
  • square-kilometre cells

This dataset has a wide range of applications across numerous fields, including business, planning, health and humanitarianism, and more. Currently, available population data ranges from 2000 to 2012.

world map shows population distribution, using LandScan population data