Dynamic Mapping

Knowing where people are is critical for accurate impact assessments and intervention planning, particularly those focused on population health, food security, climate change, conflicts, and natural disasters. WorldPop has demonstrated how data collected by mobile phone network operators can cost-effectively provide accurate and detailed maps of population distribution over national scales and any time period while guaranteeing phone users’ privacy. Methods are described in Deville et al and zu Erbach-Schoenberg et al, and datasets representing estimated monthly population distributions for France and Portugal are available to download here.

Individual countries