Articles | Volume 13, issue 1
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 119–153, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-119-2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 119–153, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-119-2021

Data description paper 27 Jan 2021

Data description paper | 27 Jan 2021

Fine-grained, spatiotemporal datasets measuring 200 years of land development in the United States

Johannes H. Uhl et al.

Data sets

Historical built-up property records (BUPR) - gridded surfaces for the U.S. from 1810 to 2015 Johannes H. Uhl and Stefan Leyk https://doi.org/10.7910/DVN/YSWMDR

Historical built-up property locations (BUPL) - gridded surfaces for the U.S. from 1810 to 2015 Johannes H. Uhl and Stefan Leyk https://doi.org/10.7910/DVN/SJ213V

Historical built-up areas (BUA) - gridded surfaces for the U.S. from 1810 to 2015 Johannes H. Uhl and Stefan Leyk https://doi.org/10.7910/DVN/J6CYUJ

Uncertainty surfaces accompanying the BUPR, BUPL, and BUA gridded surface series Johannes H. Uhl and Stefan Leyk https://doi.org/10.7910/DVN/T8H5KF

Video supplement

Animating 200 years of urban spatial development in 35 U.S. cities Johannes H. Uhl https://doi.org/10.5446/48115

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Short summary
Fine-grained geospatial data on the spatial distribution of human settlements are scarce prior to the era of remote-sensing-based Earth observation. In this paper, we present datasets derived from a large, novel building stock database, enabling the spatially explicit analysis of 200 years of land development in the United States at an unprecedented spatial and temporal resolution. These datasets greatly facilitate long-term studies of socio-environmental systems in the conterminous USA.