Population mapping of poor countries

Population mapping of poor countries

Nature 474, 7349 (2011). doi:10.1038/474036d

Authors: Andrew Tatem & Catherine Linard

Global population maps can be valuable for quantifying populations at risk, such as those near nuclear power plants (Nature472, 400–401; 2011). But the uncertainties inherent in such data sets must be acknowledged. The census data used in map construction for rich