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WHERE CAN I GET THE GHSL DATA?

You can get the data for free either via the JRC Open Data portal or using the links in the description page of each one of the Datasets

IS THERE ANY POINT OF CONTACT?

Yes, please feel free to contact us.

HOW CAN I GET THE GHSL DATA?

The GHSL can be downloaded for free. No registration is needed.

WHAT ARE THE USE CONSTRAINTS?

The GHSL has been produced by the EC JRC as open and free data – Reuse is authorised, provided the source is acknowledged. For more information, please read the use conditions (European Commission Reuse and Copyright Notice).

WHAT CAN I DOWNLOAD?

Three main type of products:

  • built-up (GHS-BUILT)
  • population (GHS-POP)
  • city model (GHS-SMOD)
Format: the grid data are distributed as raster files in TIF format. The ZIP files contain raster files together with pyramids (i.e., TIF and OVR files).
Coverage: globe
Temporal resolution: 1975, 1990, 2000, 2015

HOW SHALL I CITE THE DATA?

The citation for each dataset can be found in its description page