Who can have access and how is access obtained? 

All visitors to this site may download, without registering, a Sample Data derived from the LandScan™ dataset. 

LandScan™ data are available free of charge for U.S. Federal Government agencies and for those within the educational community, but access to the data through this site is limited to the educational community. 

  • The educational community can Register and supply the required information.  

  • U.S. Federal Government agencies can also Register where they will be directed to the appropriate U.S. Federal contact for access to the data.

  • All others requests, such as humanitarian and commercial organizations can Register where you will be directed to contact East View Geospatial.  Contact East View Geospatial directly at LandScan@eastview.com or visit their website.  License fees are determined on a case-by-case basis.

Please note that registrations are normally processed within 24 hours. However, it may take up to five business days before your request is processed.

LandScan Privacy Notice

While LandScan™ data are available free of charge for the educational community, all users must register to access the data set using their email associated with their educational institution.

Your registration information will be used to provide you with LandScan Global Population Data updates and publications. Your personal information will be kept strictly confidential and will not be sold, rented, or used for non-LandScan purposes. Statistical information may be reported to LandScan’s sponsors.

If you encounter any problem accessing the LandScan web site, registering, or downloading the LandScan data, please email us at LandScan User Services.