Released in 2018 | based on the first release of the UCDB

Urban Centre Database UCDB R2019A


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The Urban Centre Database GHS-UCDB R2019A describes more than 10.000 urban centres identified by the application of the "Degree of Urbanisation" model to the GHSL baseline data.

This dataset is a successful result of the scientific cooperation among the partners of the GEO Human Planet Initiative. The partners are committed to support a novel evidence-based assessment of the human presence on the planet.

The Urban Centre Database GHS-UCDB R2019A provides new open data supporting the monitoring of Sustainable Development Goals, the New Urban Agenda and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

The Urban Centre Database GHS-UCDB R2019A is available for the open and free download as part of the GHSL collection in the JRC open data portal.