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The settlement extents and classification are derived solely from the building footprints, and no ancillary datasets are used. The centerpoints of building footprint features are converted to a 3 arc-second raster grid of building densities. Shell-up contours are then generated using the building density grid to delineate settled vs non-settled areas. The shell-up method includes contours that start at the lower bounds, but includes all grid cells with building densities to the upper bounds of the grid. For example, a shell up contour of 10 would include all grid cells with a building density of 10 or more. Contours with a building density of one or more are used to create the settlement extent polygons. The GRID3 Burundi settlement extents characterised building density into three (3) classes: built-up areas (bua_extents), small settlement areas (ssa_extents), and hamlets (hamlet_extents)

Burundi, bdi_settl_extents_hamlets_pol, features

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Eurac Research - Center for Climate Change and Transformation
Bolzano, 39100, ITA
Eurac Research - Center for Climate Change and Transformation
Bolzano, 39100, ITA

4326 (4326:EPSG)


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