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Dakar population estimates at 100x100m spatial resolution - grid layer - Dasymetric mapping

Grippa Taïs

Linard Catherine; Lennert Moritz; Georganos Stefanos; Mboga Nicholus; Vanhuysse Sabine; Gadiaga Assane; Wolff Eléonore

This dataset contains the a raster layer with the population estimates obtained using a dasymetric mapping procedure (top-down approach). For a detailed description of the methodology, please refer to the following paper:

Grippa, Taïs, Catherine Linard, Moritz Lennert, Stefanos Georganos, Nicholus Mboga, Sabine Vanhuysse, Assane Gadiaga, and Eléonore Wolff. 2019. “Improving Urban Population Distribution Models with Very-High Resolution Satellite Information.” Data 4 (1): 13.

Funding and aknowledgement: 

This dataset was produced in the frame of two research project : MAUPP ( and REACT (, funded by the Belgian Federal Science Policy Office (BELSPO).

The authors gratefully thanks the \href{}{ASSESS project}, funded by the \href{}{ARES-CDD}, that provided the access to the census data.

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