Interactive visualisation

Maps and charts showcasing the data produced by the GHSL

This section provides a list of the interactive visualisations of the different GHSL data sets:
Global Visualisation

(1975-2030, release GHS P2022)

This visualisation includes the following GHSL data:

  • GHS-SMOD R2022A - GHS settlement layers, application of the Degree of Urbanisation methodology (stage I) to GHS-POP R2022A and GHS-BUILT-S R2022A, multitemporal (1975-2030, 5 years interval)
  • GHS-POP R2022A - GHS population grid multitemporal (1975-2030, 5 years interval)
  • GHS-BUILT-V R2022A - GHS built-up volume grids derived from joint assessment of Sentinel-2, Landsat, and global DEM data, for 1975-2030 (5 years interval)
  • GHS-BUILT-S R2022A - GHS built-up surface grid, derived from Sentinel-2 composite (2018) and Landsat, multitemporal (1975-2030, 5 years interval)
  • GHS-BUILT-C R2022A - GHS Settlement Characteristics, derived from Sentinel-2 composite (2018) and other GHS R2022A data
  • GHS-LAND R2022A - Land fraction as derived from Sentinel-2 image composite (2018) and OpenStreetMap (OSM) data
  • Shaded reliefs, part of the GHS-SDATA R2022A - GHS release R2022A supporting data

Feel free to Download the GHSL Data Package 2022 report (9.87 MB) containing the complete information about GHSL open data.

European Settlement Map

(2015, release 2019)

The European Settlement Map includes the built-up area mapping for all EEA39 countries derived from very-high spatial resolution satellites imagery provided by the Copernicus program.
ENACT Visualisation 1 km grids maps - produced in the frame of the ENACT project, ENhancing ACTivity and population mapping - representing estimated population distribution in daytime and nighttime per month (i.e. total of 24 grids).
The project aimed at producing consistent, seamless, multi-temporal, high-resolution and validated population density grids for Europe taking into account major daily and monthly variations.
Urban Centre Database

(based on the first release of the UCDB)

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.