Global Urban Sprawling Map

High-resolution Global Urban Sprawl Projection based on multiple applications of SLEUTH urban growth model (2019)

Yuerong Zhou, Alvin C.G. Varquez, Manabu Kanda

Full publication here.

An annual dataset of global urban sprawl projection with 30 arc-seconds, around 1-km resolution, has been constructed.  Urban sprawling was projected using the SLEUTH urban growth model which utilizes historical annual inputs from 2000 to 2013.

  • Downloading the full global dataset

To access and download the full decadal dataset, follow the following steps:

  1. Open FTP client (e.g. Winscp, Filezilla).
  2. Host:

Note: A few browsers might be capable of accessing the ftp server but not all. The best way to download the full dataset is through Bash scripting in Linux. When using Winscp, it might be necessary to use ‘anonymous’ for the username with a blank password.