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Dasymetric mapping using GRASS GIS

This repository contains the computer code that supported the publication of our research[1]. It was used to create a gridded population product of the city of Dakar[2], using the Random Forest method as proposed by the WorldPop project [3].

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[1] Grippa, Taïs, Catherine Linard, Moritz Lennert, Stefanos Georganos, Nicholus Mboga, Sabine Vanhuysse, Assane Gadiaga, and Eléonore Wolff. “Improving Urban Population Distribution Models with Very-High Resolution Satellite Information.” Data 4, no. 1 (January 16, 2019): 13

[2] Taïs, Grippa. “Dakar Population Estimates at 100x100m Spatial Resolution - Grid Layer - Dasymetric Mapping.” Zenodo, December 24, 2018.

[2] Stevens, Forrest R, Andrea E Gaughan, Catherine Linard, and Andrew J Tatem. “Disaggregating Census Data for Population Mapping Using Random Forests with Remotely-Sensed and Other Ancillary Data.” Plos One, February 17, 2015.

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