Published May 29, 2019 | Version v1
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MAUPP: 20 Years of Urban Expansion in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • 1. Universit√© Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  • 2. Royal Military Academy, Belgium
  • 3. University of Namur, Belgium


This dataset contains 20 years of urban expansion data for 46 case studies located in Sub-Saharan Africa. For more information, see the MAUPP website. The dataset can also be explored from your browser in an interactive web map. For each case study, the following files are provided:

Filename: builtup_<year>.tif
Format: GeoTIFF [UINT8]
Description: Binary built-up data for each year.
Legend: 0=Not built-up; 1=Built-up.

Filename: builtup_history.tif
Format: GeoTIFF [UINT8]
Description: Age of the built environment.
Legend: 0=Not built-up; 1=Before 1995; 2=1995-2000; 3=2000-2005; 4=2005-2010;

Filename: expansion_<year1>_<year2>.tif
Format: GeoTIFF [UINT8]
Description: Characterization of urban expansion between <year1> and <year2>.
Legend: 1=Existing built-up; 2=Infill; 3=Expansion; 4=Leapfrog.

Filename: training_samples.tif
Format: GeoTIFF [UINT8]
Description: Training samples extracted from OpenStreetMap.
Legend: 1=Built-up; 2=Not built-up.

Filename: aoi.geojson
Format: GeoJSON
Description: Area of interest (EPSG:4326).

Filename: validation.json
Format: JSON
Description: Validation metrics.

Filename: metadata.json
Format: JSON
Description: Creation date, source data, CRS, country, city.


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