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Is there a way to create an urban extent/population distribution map which only includes areas with a population above 100,000

I'm looking to do analysis on cities throughout the world. I'm using WorldPop, LandScan and MODIS data to gain urban extent and population density maps. I would like to extract areas which have a ...
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How can I apply a color ramp to a shape file layer in QGIS 2.8?

How can I apply a color ramp to a shape file layer to show something simple like population variance? If this was ArcGIS, I would do it by using the Quantities tab in Symbology but I have been unable ...
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Is it possible to join two different data sets in QGIS?

I have one data set which contains all federal states of Germany. The other dataset is about the population density in every km² in the EU. My goal is now to join these two Datasets so I can answer ...
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Source for granular administrative region data for the world?

I'm trying to find an exportable to Excel/Access data source for all (or most) of the countries of the world that includes fields for varying levels of administrative regions up to the zip code level. ...
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Proper size of buffer to represent village boundary using Geonames populated places

I am trying to estimate population for each Geonames populated place (PPL) in Tanzania. There are about 8000 PPL, represented by point features, however population data is missing. I used ArcGIS to ...
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Project Raster Data Loss - 2 Billion People

I am using the SEDAC/CIESIN raster data for population counts. This data is in WGS1984, and I want to project this data to a Fuller projection. After running through "Project Raster" in ArcMap 10.1, ...
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calculate the population inside a buffer with census data

I have population data matched with polygons and a set of points that I have drawn buffers around. Assuming that the population within each geographical area, i.e. the polygons, is evenly distributed, ...
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Mean Center/Median Center tool providing points mathematically centered but physically appearing in the wrong location

To create population weights, I'm using the Mean and Median Center tool to find the center of our populations in census tracts. However, I've noticed that some of the points that are popping up are ...
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Computing population exposure

I am new to ArcMap. I have polygon layer, which represents buildings, and each polygon has number of inhabitants in Attribute table. Then, i have a layer which shows noise levels in the area, ...
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Calculate population within radius

I have population data matched with polygons and a set of points that I have drawn buffers around. Assuming that the population within each geographical area, i.e. the polygons, is evenly distributed, ...
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How to do a Kernel Density with “population field” in r?

In ArcGIS, I can generate a kernel density map and weigh it by population field. For example, I can use city's population as weighting factor, so that more populated city has higher influence to the ...
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Displaying buffer around feature using population values in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am working on a project that is about park accessibility. I wanted to display a buffer from a park that shows potentially 3 acres/3000 population. I am using Census tract data and I have a shape ...
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how can countrymeters.info be true?

I'm wondering, how this site countrymeters.info manages to gather information? They are displaying, as example "Net migration today" and information is updated real-time; few hours back it was -7, ...
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Finding census block with highest pop. value within the census tract

In QGIS, I'm trying to plot a centroid of only the census block with the highest population within each census tract. So there should only be one point per tract- that of the block with the greatest ...
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Finding and using data on population density files

I'm attempting to replicate this map for the state of Nevada in QGIS: source: http://www.bostonfed.org/commdev/c&b/2014/spring/map-distance-to-closest-snap-outlet.htm (A SNAP outlet is just a ...
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where can I get population of each of the Indian villages and towns?

There are over 600,000 villages in India. I want to get the population of each of the village according to 2011 census. I searched the http://censusindia.gov.in website for hours but could not get ...
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Python Geolocation Software to Filter Cities By Population Within a Radius?

What I'm trying to achieve I want to enter a US city/state or zip code value. Then enter a radius (ex: 30 - would stand for 30 miles). Then I enter a minimum population (ex: 100000 - would tell the ...
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Visualisation of “dominant” point in each location

I had an idea for a kind of visualisation, and I'd like to know if it's been done before, what it's called etc. Basically it would visualise a single numerical quantity that varies greatly, at ...
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Is there a way to get accurate daily U.S. populations? [closed]

I suppose you could interpolate from the Census data, but I am interested in a data feed that has accurate DAILY total population of the U.S. The finer the granularity, the better (so if there was ...
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Census Data Intersection with Unique Boundaries

Basics: I have a country wide dataset of Census blocks, I need to find the population of unrelated boundaries that do not ALWAYS follow census blocks. I would like to use Select by Location-centroid ...
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QGIS: Multiply Raster Value with Pixel size

i'm working on a map with population densities. My raster data contains values as [People/square meter] for each cell. I have per capita values of energy demand etc. which I want to multiply with the ...
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Calculate population coverage?

I am relatively new to QGIS and hope I explain this right. I am looking at the percentage of an population that has geographical access to healthcare. Therefore I have one shapefile with village ...
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world city database (with lon,lat) & population per year

I'm building a visualisation with cities population around the globe for a website, found the MaxMind free database that includes most cities around the globe with coordinates and population, which is ...
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Population by Census Tract

I am looking to obtain count of population by census tract. The ideal output would be Census Tract 1919.01 Population = 7,435. Does anyone know of resources where I can get this information. I tried ...
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How to calculate a population weighted centroid using a raster and shape file in QGIS?

I am very new to QGIS so please help me with a step by step answer. I have a raster file with population count and a shape file based on a large population and shape file. I have successfully created ...
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How to interpolate population data?

I have population data (inhabitants per city and year) of 31 cities of the DR Congo for the years 1960, 1970, 1980 and 1990. I want to interpolate the population of all cities for the year 1990, to ...
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Trying to Create a Global Choropleth Population Density Map then add Biodiversity Level

I am trying, quite unsuccessfully, to create a global choropleth population density map for a specific 120 countries, using ggplot2. Once I have created this choropleth map, I want to add number of ...
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Prediction Population

I want to build a continuous data set with the population for 1970, 1981, 1991, 2001, 2011. I already have the population values for the same polygon, at sub-sections level (the lowest), for 1991, ...
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Linking demographics data to zip code, census data

Where do I find population data to link to DMA / MMA or zip code? I need to be more granular then state. Any free data source? ArcGIS?
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Where can I find human migration data? [closed]

I am looking for data to create a flow map. I need data showing the migration of people either within a country, or internationally.
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Python problems with select by attributes and user input

I am attempting to create a tool where the user can input a census tract number within the city of Plano (there are 77 tracts) and it ultimately creates a map layout showing the population density. I ...
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How to Compress/Stack Landscape features to examine spatial distribution and fragmentation?

I was wondering if anyone could help me figure out how to compress landscape information from multiple rasters (or polygons) into a single output. Basically, I want to explore how landscape ...
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Automating calculation of Population Density in Census Tracts?

I am quite new to Python and I am attempting to practice by making a simple program with ArcGIS. I wanted to make a script that automated the calculation of population density of selected census ...
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How to best determine the future location of a Fire Station?

I have been tasked with creating a map and doing some analysis that shows the future growth (10 years) of our county. They would like to see where the future growth is likely to occur and also show ...
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India population by town: 1981, 1991, 2001, 2011

Trying to source population data for every village, town and city in India. I have been able to extract data for 2001 & 2011 from the census site, but am having a tough time finding a reliable ...
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How to create a buffer around a point that takes terrain elevation in account?

In QGIS, I am creating a few different buffer around points to simulate walking distances. For example, 10 minutes walk about 800m at 5km/h. Using population density, I then clip a population layer ...
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Change Circle Size According to Value using R

How do I change circle size in a population map according to the population density of the location? library(maptools) library(RColorBrewer) library(classInt) library(maps) ## load the file ## pop ...
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Distribute population to health facilities (GP Practices)

I have been using GIS (ArcGis) for some years but I do not consider myself an expert. I am performing some analysis around GP Practices in London (UK), I would like to be able to estimate the ...
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US Census Data - An orderly means of deducting the area-weighted population of segments of incorporated places from the population of counties?

I'm working in ArcMap 10.1. Currently examining the segment of states with a geographical hierarchy of Counties, coextensive with state boundaries Within counties, unincorporated areas and ...
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Where can I find Population data for all UK Counties?

Where can I find population data (male, female, total) for all UK counties for last 7 decades, i.e. 1950,1960,1970,1980,1990,2000,2010. I tried my luck with Office for National Statistics and UK ...
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estimated population around a point qgis

I have a shapefile with points distributed in a polygon. The points are post office locations within a census district. How can I estimate if the post office is a representation of the concentration ...
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How to redistribute population data using Python in ArcGIS?

I am trying to redistribute population data from census centroids among to housing density.Would you please help me to do that? I do have census area centroids (points) and the boundaries belong to ...
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Calculate dynamic radius based on population and map resolution

Background Create a radius around the centre of a city that corresponds to the city's population, taking into consideration the map's current resolution. The populations range from 39 to 1090936, ...
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trim a global quadtree by population density?

I'm looking for a way to match people so as to find other members that are 'nearby' - not for those dreadful 'girls near you' ads, don't worry ;_) Of course 'nearby' in the country is a different ...
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How to add attribute data up?

Sorry if this question is too simple/easy for you guys, but I'm still learning QGIS and pretty much teaching myself where I can. Is there a way to add data from 2 columns into one new column inside ...
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Plugging in population data into a map of provinces

Have shapefiles for provinces in several countries in an Asian region, but currently trying to plug in animal population data for each province with graduated symbols displayed the data. Am trying to ...
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Worldwide population density data not grouped by country?

Are there any data sources available, preferably freely (but not necessarily), which show population density without regard to country or constituency boundaries of any sort? I'd like to analyze a ...
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What is the highest resolution of population density data that I can obtain for USA freely?

Ok so as far as my understanding goes the most high resolution dataset available that factors in many other things (other than Census data ) at a 1X1 km resolution is Landscan data created by Oak ...
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Algorithm for finding population for a given center point and radius in US

Here is what I have The population data aggregated by zip code given by US Census. Here is what I am doing right now: Reverse geo code the center point to find the zip code of the center point. ...
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How to calculate purchasing power on postcode level?

Does anyone know of an algorithm to calculate purchasing power on a postcode level? What source data is needed? Purchasing power on admin. level, population?