GHSL: Global Human Settlement Layers, Built-Up Grid 1975-1990-2000-2015 (P2016) (JRC/GHSL/P2016/BUILT_LDSMT_GLOBE_V1)

Version v1

The GHSL relies on the design and implementation of new spatial data mining
technologies allowing to automatically process and extract analytics and
knowledge from large amount of heterogeneous data including: global,
fine-scale satellite image data streams, census data, and crowd sources or
volunteered geographic information sources.

These data contain a multitemporal information layer on built-up presence as
derived from Landsat image collections (GLS1975, GLS1990, GLS2000, and
ad-hoc Landsat 8 collection 2013/2014).

The data have been produced by means of Global Human Settlement Layer

in 2015.

For more information visit:

builtMultitemporal built-up presence
cnfdGaps-filled confidence grid on the built-up class aggregated for 2014. 0 = 100% confidence of no built-up, 127 = 50% decision cut off, 255 = 100% conficence of yes built-up
dmMosaic of data availability in the different epochs.


EC JRC (producer, licensor)
Google Earth Engine (host)
STAC Version 0.6.0
Keywords built, builtup, jrc, landsat_derived, multitemporal
License proprietary
Temporal Extent 12/31/1974, 4:00:00 PM - 12/30/2014, 4:00:00 PM
Citation Pesaresi, Martino; Ehrilch, Daniele; Florczyk, Aneta J.; Freire, Sergio; Julea, Andreea; Kemper, Thomas; Soille, Pierre; Syrris, Vasileios (2015): GHS built-up grid, derived from Landsat, multitemporal (1975, 1990, 2000, 2014). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: [](
Type image
GSD metersm