Built-Up Grid - JRC


Built-Up Grid

Represented classes

No- built-up presence

Built-up presence 


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 methodology in 2015. 

European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC)

Source data

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC)

Global Human Settlement Grid (LDS)


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.

Spatial resolution

Global coverage

1,000 m spatial resolution 

Temporal resolution

Reference epochs: 

1975, 1990, 2000, 2015