Latin America and Caribbean Population Database Documentation
The methodology and documentation for the Latin America and Caribbean Population Database are based on earlier work for Africa and Asia by Uwe Deichmann. The database was prepared by:
Glenn Hyman, Andy Nelson and German Lema
International Center for Tropical Agriculture
A.A. 6713, Cali, Colombia
Gene Fosnight and Ashbindu Singh
United Nations Environment Program
Eros Data Center
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Last edition by UNEP/DEIA/GRID-Sioux Falls: 3 November 2000
The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP/GRID Sioux Falls, UNEP/GRID Arendal), and the World Resources Institute (WRI) provided funding and support for the development of this database. We are grateful for the cooperation of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLAC), the World Bank and all the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean that supported this effort.
The Latin America and Caribbean Population Database project
fulfills the UNEP/GRID goal of providing digital population maps for the major
developing world regions.Ê This project
follows as closely as possible the design and methodology of the
The documentation follows the same format as that developed for the Asian and African data sets. Part 1 discusses the boundary and population data sources. The methods to make population projections and data quality issues are discussed in the following sections. Part 2 describes the methods for developing the raster population distribution surfaces. This section follows with comments on the modeling process and an evaluation of the results. The appendices include information on data resolution and quality, data sources for population and administrative boundary information.