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Mapping human presence on Earth

Key messages from the Human Planet atlas.
Mapping human presence on Earth

The Global Human Settlement Layer is the most complete and consistent dataset on human settlemets, from the village to the megacity.

Find out more on the Global Human Settlement Layer.

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