**NEW** Release of LandScan Global 2018

The LandScan Team is pleased to announce that LandScan Global 2018, which is the latest version of this dataset, will be released to the educational community through this portal on Monday, November 25, 2019. 

When this newest dataset is posted to the website, all users will be required to go through the process of confirming their educational institution email in order to access any datasets that were previously licensed.  However, once confirmed and approved you will have access to your previously licensed datasets as well as the option to download the LandScan Global 2018 dataset. 

In the future, users will be able to access any datasets they’ve licensed without the step of reconfirming their information. Although we would have liked to make this the standard for the release of LandScan Global 2018, changes to the system would have further delayed providing the dataset to the user community. We appreciate your patience while we work through this update.

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.