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Newly updated WorldPop datasets for the West Africa region available to support ebola outbreak control efforts through the WorldPop ebola page

UN State of the World's Midwifery 2014 Report...

WorldPop births and pregnancies datasets feature in a new UN report on the State of the World's Midwifery in 2014 [Link: http://unfpa.org/public/home/pid/16021]. The maps are included in the country profiles and the datasets underlie many of the analyses presented in the report. Births and pregnancy

OpenStreetMap integration...

Example of OpenStreetMap driven improvements in population density mappingThe new WorldPop random forest population mapping approaches (see methods page) enable the integration of multiple open data layers. The ever increasing detail and accuracy of OpenStreetMap layers for countries of the World that were previously poorly mapped is translating into improvements in popu

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The WorldPop project was initiated in October 2013 to combine the AfriPop, AsiaPop and AmeriPop population mapping projects. It aims to provide an open access archive of spatial demographic datasets for Central and South America, Africa and Asia to support development and health applications. The methods used are designed with full open access and operational application in mind, using transparent, fully documented and shareable methods to produce easily updatable maps with accompanying metadata.

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