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GEOSTAT 1km² population grid
Eurostat
The GEOSTAT 2006 dataset is a European population grid dataset for the reference year 2006 at 1km² resolution. It contains the total population of the four EFTA countries and all EU countries, with the exception of Cyprus for which no LAU2 population data were available for the reference year 2006. Users may freely copy, publish and distribute the GEOSTAT 2006 grid dataset within their own organisation (company, governmental authority, municipality). Users may not: disseminate the dataset to clients outside their own organization, sell the dataset – in whole or in part – to parties outside their organization, use it for any other commercial purpose.
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Corine Land Cover 2000 raster data
EEA
Corine land cover 2000 is the year 2000 update of the first CLC database which was finalised in the early 1990s as part of the European Commission programme to COoRdinate INformation on the Environment (Corine). It provides consistent information on land cover changes during the past decade across Europe. The CLC2000 database covers 32 countries.
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Vegetation and land cover 1km² grid
University of Maryland
The University of Maryland Department of Geography generated this global land cover classification collection in 1998. Imagery from the AVHRR satellites acquired between 1981 and 1994 were analyzed to distinguish fourteen land cover classes. This product is available at three spatial scales: 1 degree, 8 kilometer and 1 kilometer pixel resolutions.
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WorldClim grid
Robert J. Hijmans, Susan Cameron, and Juan Parra, at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California
WorldClim is a set of global climate layers (climate grids) with a spatial resolution of about 1 square kilometer. The data can be used for mapping and spatial modeling in a GIS or with other computer programs. If you are not familiar with such programs, you can try DIVA-GIS or the R raster package.
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