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MAUPP : Modeling and forecasting African Urban Population Patterns


Units : Geospatial Analysis | ULB568

Description :

The MAUPP project (Modelling and forecasting African Urban Population Patterns for vulnerability and health assessments) is a
four-year research project (2014-2018) funded by the STEREO-III program of the Belgian Science Policy (BELSPO).

The main objective
of MAUPP is to develop models and forecasts to improve our knowledge of sub-Saharan African urban population patterns for a wider
usage of urban population distribution datasets in vulnerability and health assessments. The MAUPP project aims to contribute to
the WorldPop open access archive of spatial demographic datasets.

Built-up and population maps at moderate spatial resolution
(12.5m) will be produced for 48 african cities and for five distinct years: 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2015. Very high spatial
resolution built-up and population maps will also be produced for 2 cities: Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) and Dakar (Senegal).
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