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About our data, terms of use

Opening up Un-Habitat’s urban data to the public.

The urban indicators data available here are analyzed, compiled and published by UN-Habitat’s Global Urban Observatory which supports governments, local authorities and civil society organizations to develop urban indicators, data and statistics. Urban statistics are collected through household surveys and censuses conducted by national statistics authorities. Global Urban Observatory team analyses and compiles urban indicators statistics from surveys and censuses.  Additionally, Local urban observatories  collect, compile and analyze urban data for national policy development. Population statistics are produced by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, World Urbanization Prospects.

UN-Habitat’s urban datasets are made available under the Public Domain Dedication and License v1.0 whose full text can be found at: http://www.opendatacommons.org/licenses/pddl/1.0/

Design & Software engineering
The Urban Data section of the corporate UN-Habitat website has been built using open source technology in close cooperation with Zimmerman & Zimmerman.

Sida, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, provided direct funding and Akvo, based in the Netherlands and funded by the Dutch Government, provisioned a portion of the development effort as an in-kind contribution.

The Flickr images used in the Urban Data portal are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic. Some changes were made.

Explore Urban data: Andy Sternberg (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
Compare cities: Artefatica (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
About: Uphey (CC BY 2.0)

Maps provided by OpenStreetmap.


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