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Natural Resource Protection and Child Health Indicators, 2021 Release (2010 – 2021)

Natural Resource Management Index (NRMI)

To assist in the country selection process for the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) by providing indicators of natural resource protection and child health that complement the governance, social, and economic indicators used by MCC as country selection criteria.

Urban-Rural Population and Land Area Estimates, v3 (1990, 2000, 2015)

Low Elevation Coastal Zone (LECZ)

To provide estimates of urban and rural populations and land areas for the years 1990, 2000, 2015 for 234 countries and statistical areas with contiguous coastal elevations of less than or equal to 5m above sea level, 5-10m above sea level, and national totals using multiple updated data sources for comparative analysis.

Urban Extent Polygons, v1.02 (1995)

Global Rural-Urban Mapping Project (GRUMP), v1

To provide a polygon representation of urban areas with city or agglomeration name and time series population estimates.

Daily and Annual PM2.5 Concentrations for the Contiguous United States, 1-km Grids, v1 (2000 – 2016)

Air Quality Data for Health-Related Applications

To provide daily and annual PM2.5 concentration data in the U.S. at a resolution of 1 km (about 30 arc-seconds) for public health research to respectively estimate short- and long-term effects on human health, and for other related research.

Daily 8-Hour Maximum and Annual O3 Concentrations for the Contiguous United States, 1-km Grids, v1 (2000 – 2016)

Air Quality Data for Health-Related Applications

To provide daily 8-hour maximum and annual ground-level Ozone (O3) concentration data in the U.S. at a resolution of 1 km (about 30 arc-seconds) for public health research to respectively estimate short- and long-term effects on human health, and for other related research.

Global Pesticide Grids (PEST-CHEMGRIDS), v1.01 (2015, 2020, 2025)

Global Agricultural Inputs, v1

To provide a global gridded data set of commonly-used agricultural pesticides crucial to assess human and ecosystem exposure to potential toxicants for environmental modeling, assessment of agricultural chemical contamination and risk analysis, and other related research at global, regional, national, and local levels.

Global 1-km Downscaled Population Base Year and Projection Grids Based on the SSPs, v1.01 (2000 – 2100)

Population Dynamics

To provide global urban, rural, and total population base year and projection grids based on the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs) data at a resolution of 1-km (about 30 arc-seconds) for climate, socioeconomic, environmental, and other related research.

VIIRS Plus DMSP Change in Lights (VIIRS+DMSP dLIGHT), v1 (1992, 2002, 2013)

Satellite-Derived Environmental Indicators

To visualize changes in brightness and extent of global nighttime lights networks over two decades with improved radiometric accuracy and finer spatial resolution.

Global One-Eighth Degree Population Base Year and Projection Grids Based on the SSPs, v1.01 (2000 – 2100)

Population Dynamics

To provide global urban, rural, and total population base year and projection grids based on the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs) data at a resolution of one-eighth degree (7.5 arc-minutes) for climate, socioeconomic, environmental, and other related research.

Global Human Modification of Terrestrial Systems, v1 (2016)

Land Use and Land Cover

To provide a cumulative measure of human modification of terrestrial lands based on modeling the physical extents of 13 anthropogenic stressors and their estimated impacts using spatially-explicit global data sets.

Global Development Potential Indices, v1 (2016)

Land Use and Land Cover

To provide spatially-explicit data that relatively rank global land suitability referred to as Development Potential Indices (DPIs) for 13 sectors related to renewable energy, fossil fuels, mining and agriculture as an aid to conservation priority setting.

Latin America and the Caribbean Population Time Series, v1 (1990, 2000)

Population Dynamics

To describe changing population distribution and growth in Latin America and the Caribbean using spatially consistent and comparable units at a spatial resolution suitable to regional change analysis.

Natural Resource Protection and Child Health Indicators, 2020 Release (2010 – 2020)

Natural Resource Management Index (NRMI)

To assist in the country selection process for the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) by providing indicators of natural resource protection and child health that complement the governance, social, and economic indicators used by MCC as country selection criteria.

Spatial Data from the 2011 India Census, v1 (2011)

India Data Collection

To provide high-resolution population and urban classification data for India for 2011.

Food Insecurity Hotspots Data Set, v1 (2009 – 2019)

Food Security

To provide gridded data that identify the level of intensity and frequency of food insecurity over the 10 years between 2009 and 2019, as well as hotspot areas that have experienced consecutive food insecurity events, based on FEWS NET Food Security Data.

Environmental Performance Index, 2020 Release (1950 – 2020)

Environmental Performance Index (EPI)

To provide quantitative metrics for evaluating a country's environmental performance in different policy categories relative to clearly defined targets.

Development Threat Index, v1 (2015)

Land Use and Land Cover (LULC)

To provide a future development threat map based on combining these resources: agricultural expansion, urban expansion, conventional oil and gas, unconventional oil and gas, coal, mining, biofuels, solar, and wind.

Altimeter Corrected Elevations (ACE2), v2 (1994 – 2005)

Digital Elevation Data Collection

To provide satellite altimeter corrected digital elevation data for environmental, socioeconomic, climate and other related research, such as flood risk assessment, land deformations, landslide modelling, urban planning, and sea level rise impacts.

Trends in Global Freshwater Availability from the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE), v1 (2002 – 2016)

Satellite-Derived Environmental Indicators

To provide data on changes in freshwater availability in order to better understand impacts on regional food supplies, human and ecosystem health, energy generation, and social unrest.

Urban Extents from VIIRS and MODIS for the Continental U.S. Using Machine Learning Methods, v1 (2015)

Urban Spatial Data

To provide representations of urban areas in the Continental U.S. in the year 2015 to support sustainable urban development planning in accordance with the growth of urban areas.

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