Questions tagged [population]

Use this tag for questions that are oriented specifically to problems in population science and to demographic analyses that have a spatial dimension.

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Creating buffer rings of equal population size using ArcMap

I am trying to create a shapefile of equal population size buffer rings. Similar to the procedure of creating multi-ring buffers of distance around a point, find the intersects of the buffers with a ...
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Estimate population with two overlapping shapefiles

I have two levels of geography: blue polygons (18,000 districts) and black polygons (400 districts). But, I only have population data for the blue areas Is there a tool in Arc Map which will estimate ...
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How do I show metrics (e.g., population density, counts, literacy rate) based on a custom polygon/shapes?

I currently have the GeoJSON files containing the census/administrative polygons and metrics associated with them. However, I want to add the ability to view that same data with custom polygons. For ...
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Using a postcode sector map with a population attribute, create clusters of those sectors to have a total population within a defined range

I have a postcode sector map in QGIS and one of the attributes is 'population'. I am trying to create a map showing what postcode sectors would need to be clustered together in order to split the ...
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List of Most Populated US Census Designated Places

I know I can find population totals for incorporated places here, but I'm unsure where to find a similar list for census designated places. This Wiki table seems to indicate this data is out there ...
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Estimating population among overlapping geographies

I'm working in ArcMap to estimate population totals for different groupings of geographies in each state. I am looking at four geographies, municipalities, townships, counties and MPOs. Each ...
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Splitting population data proportionally using Identity tool of ArcGIS Desktop

I am preparing a term project and I have the vector data of the roads and zones layer for to prepare rural access index in Istanbul. My zones layer also has the attribute nufus17 which means ...
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Sources for population density map of Europe

I want to make population density map for EU where I can show populations of people aged about 65yrs, where can I get a EU shapefile and population Excel file? Is there any EU shape file available ...
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Which site is best to download the freely available population data of Pakistan? [closed]

I need to know the population data and households of Pakistan. but some sites like Landscan required institutional email ids which I don't have. So I need a site where I can download the data with my ...
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How to impute country to a global population grid?

Have following gridded population data (available from the History Database of the Global Environment, HYDE) ftp://ftp.pbl.nl/../hyde/hyde3.1/hyde31_final/1980ad_pop.zip It looks like this: ncols ...
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Converting gray band from dataset to RGB with rasterio for population density

I am seeking a solution that provides me a range of values rather than the provided 0 and 255 from rasterio. That most likely meant that I had to set the photometric and bands and ColorInterp to ...
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Population density: 1000 people/ km2

What does it mean when in certain publications they write population density (1000 people/km2)? Does it mean that they calculate the population density by dividing the number of people by the area of ...
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Extracting Population Data from OpenStreetMap

QGIS 3.0 When using ORS' "Isochrones from Layer" algorithm, a population figure is provided in the output as shown below. Is it possible to tap into these population values and join them into a ...
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Getting population by country using Google Earth Engine

I was trying to get the population by country by using GEE. I tried the following code: // world population 2015 var pop = ee.Image("JRC/GHSL/P2016/POP_GPW_GLOBE_V1/2015"); print(pop); Map.addLayer(...
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ACS Data Interpretation

I am working with ACS 5-Year Data at the block group level in ArcGIS, and was hoping someone could explain what one of the elements on my attribute table means. I know that the B00001e1 is some type ...
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Splitting Polygon by Population?

I'm new to GIS. I'm working on a project right now that is about assisted living facilities in my state. I have a map of my state that I've divided into six regions by creating Thiessen polygons. The ...
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Clustering of points based on 1 or 2 attributes

In QGIS: I have data of sightings of a particular animal that has been mapped as points. Some of these may be repeated sightings. I've classed the sightings according to 'SightCode' which represents ...
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Why does Yemen have a high density of named places?

Inspired by a paper by Søren Wichmann, I want to look at using the inhabited places (entry["feature class"] == "P") from GeoNames as a basis for modelling demographic migrations. Plotting the number ...
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Population centroid of irregular-shaped German counties based on a population density grid

I'm new to QGIS and stuck with this task. Here's the data I'm working with: 1-square-kilometer grid Shapefile of Germany (https://www.zensus2011.de/SharedDocs/Downloads/DE/Shapefile/Inspire.zip?...
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Raster smoothing - assigning each raster the average value of its neighbors

I have a raster world map of population densities at a resolution of 30 arc seconds. For each raster, I want to find out the average density of neighbors within a certain distance (e.g. 0.1 degrees). ...
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Population calculation per grid using QGIS?

I have a ward map of a city along with the population in each ward. I have divided the map into 1 km* 1 km grids. How do I calculate the population per grid, taking into account that there can be ...
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Dividing polygons into equal sub-regions based on population using QGIS? [duplicate]

I'm using demographic data in California by census tract, and I'd like to be able to group those census tracts into 4 regions with an equal population in each region. Any recommendations for how to do ...
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How to create an area cartogram in Shapefile format

I am working with state level data on health insurance to create a map with each state color-coded based on that data. This is fairly straight forward but some of the largest states geographically are ...
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Seeking population data for Detroit?

I need population and age breakdown data for Detroit. I have found census tract shapefiles but none with the attribute data that I need. Any idea where I might find such data?
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Distortion of City -Boundary-Polygons proportional to population size in QGIS?

Is there a way to distort the size of polygons proportional to their population size (as in column in the attribute table)? I want to create a map that looks similar to this: the cartogram2 plugin ...
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Clustering based on eqaul populations

I have a map of a city that is divided into 65 sectors (building lots in purple, sector boundaries in red): In my shapefile of building lots, I have an attribute that is the total population within ...
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Calculating Population Within Buffer in QGIS

I am new to QGIS and GIS systems in general. I have a shapefile of zip codes with associated populations inside them. I also have random lat/long points. I am trying to find the number of people ...
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Aggregating population data (at Census tract level) to voting district level in R

Suppose I had voting data from the 2016 election at voting district level, and population data (from 2010 Census, say) at the block or tract level. I am hoping there are no blocks/tracts in two ...
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QGIS 2.18 Make population point proportional

I am mapping population abundance and distribution of a bird species in a one area. I am using several years worth of data to show how population and distribution vary by year. The years are marked ...
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Identify most densely populated areas along streets with QGIS

On Google Satellite Imagery, I've created a layer with objects marking houses in a 1 km proximity to large streets in a rural setting using QGIS with the Openlayers Plugin. I would like to identify ...
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Smooth Data Values Across Geographies with Zero Population

Looking to fill in gaps through generalizing a population count across U.S. counties. I.e., if a county has 0 population, but is surrounded by 5 non-zero counties, then change the 0-population county ...
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Splitting One Polygon By Boundary of Another using QGIS?

I'm using QGIS 3.0 and attempting to calculate the number of people that fall within a buffer. The population count is a field within my block group polygon layer. I've attached a screenshot, the ...
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Using Buffer areas to calculate population in ArcGIS Desktop?

I'm trying to figure out a process in ArcMap that will be able to analyze the approximate number of people living near transit stations. I'm eventually going to turn this into a Python script, but I'...
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How do I transfer data from one raster to another in qgis

I have 2 raster layers. The first is a mobile signal coverage raster with 0 and 1 values. The second is a population raster with value from 0.89 to 236. I want to transfer the population layer to the ...
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Creating population dot density map at the block group level in QGIS

I'm new to QGIS, always used ArcMap, and I'm struggling to find out how to best display population density at the block group level for a county (the most granular level of detail for census geography)...
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calculating the population of destinations

I would like to calculate the population of my destinations I created with OD Cost Matrix. I have got population data but I don't know how to find the population of my destinations scattered on my ...
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Creating population weighted spatial join of two layers with intersecting polygons using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have data where I sampled my outcome using a grid of 1-mile radii but my explanatory variables are at the census dissemination area level. I would like to average my census dissemination area-...
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GIS data in Sweden [closed]

Does anyone know where to obtain GIS data relating to Swedish postcodes - shapefiles, population and point location data? I'm interested in both open data and licenced (purchased) data if it is ...
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How do you aggregate attribute table data at LSOA level to MSOA level?

I have population data stored at the LSOA (Lower layer Super Output Area) but I want to aggregate the data into MSOA (Middle layer Super Output Area). I have the shapefiles for both LSOA and MSOA - ...
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Getting rural/urban classification from Zip Codes

I have a dataset containing GPS coordinates and zip codes of locations from different regions in Spain, and I need to classify them as rural or urban based on either of these two information sets (and ...
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Analyzing population within buffer using raster population grid

I have a set of points and a population grid that is a raster file (http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/gpw-v3-population-density-future-estimates/data-download). I am trying to solve how many ...
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How can I transfer the values of a grid of smaller polygons to another grid with larger polygons in ArcGIS?

I have a population density grid containing 100x100m polygons. I would like to transfer the density values into an existing overlaying grid of larger polygons (250x250m). This might of course include ...
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Estimating population increase [closed]

How can I estimate the population in 2020 at a given area if you know that the current rate of increase is 1.25%/year? What tools do I need to in a GIS Software to make the calculation?
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Extract raster information based on polygon features

I have a population dataset in raster format (each pixel has a value showing number of people in that pixel) and a polygon shapefile with 10 districts. What I need, is to calculate population for each ...
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population density “hotspots” within ZCTA

With the available census tables (county, tract, block, zcta) and shapefiles, is it possible to identify "hotspots" of population concentration within a ZCTA? The ZCTA gazeteer file provides the ...
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gdalwarp crop_to_cutline generates error for some states

I am trying to crop states of a country by using gdalwarp . For some of the states I get this particular error, while for other states it runs fine. This is my second day at GIS/gdalwarp, so please ...
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How can I calculate community populations with CIESIN / Facebook's new High Resolution Settlement Layer data?

Facebook's Connectivity Lab and the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) have released map data which offers unprecedented resolution in terms of population mapping. By ...
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Population Change [closed]

I don't know if this site does general human geography, but since it's the only geography site I found this is the question. Population change takes into account 'growth rate' (which includes births ...
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Marker-width determined by population in animated bubble map. CARTO Builder

I'm trying to put together an animated map of population data for two different species on five different islands. I would like the population of each to be displayed as a standard marker whose width ...
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Where do I get data for density per city in the USA or Europe?

Basically I need the data this infographic uses, the density per city or better yet per km square. USA or EU is indifferent, need it for a project.