From People to Pixels: Mapping Global Population Patterns with the WorldPop Project

Andrea Gaughan and Forrest Stevens, Professors of Geography and Geosciences, received Gates Foundation grant to work on their WorldPop project that generates open source human population maps. Contemporary, fine spatial scale, gridded population data is a crucial component for research across disciplines. Such data is necessary for understanding the ‘now’ of hazard risk and mitigation management, health and disease modelling, economic, environmental, and sustainability related work. The maps have been broadly adopted by international and government agencies for effective policy, planning, and interventions where a strong foundation of evidence is needed. 

Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

University Club & Alumni Center, Ballroom B
200 E. Brandeis Ave , Louisville, Kentucky 40208

Event Type

Talk

Audience

Students, Faculty/staff, Alumni, Public

Departments

Arts & Sciences, Liberal Studies

Cost

$15/person or $10/students

Contact Name

Janna Tajibaeva

Contact Phone Number

852-2247

Contact Email

janna@louisville.edu

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