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Mapping urban and rural areas on earth

Human population is more concentrated than ever before. However, look at how many hours and sometimes days it takes to reach a major city from a remote area.

The JRC produces fine-scale global human settlement information that is used both for deriving indicators of vulnerability and poverty distribution and for disaster risk management operations. 

Find out more on the Global Human Settlement Layer.

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