Travel time to major cities: A global map of Accessibility

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Travel time to major cities: A global map of Accessibility The data are in geographic projection with a resolution of 30 arc seconds. The format is integer ESRITM GRID format with pixel values representing minutes of travel time. The files are stored in a zip archive. The archive also contains an ESRITM Shapefile of the populated places. Other files include Metadata (XML), and ArcView 3 Projects and Legends (APR and AVL).

Nelson, A. (2008) Estimated travel time to the nearest city of 50,000 or more people in year 2000. Global Environment Monitoring Unit - Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, Ispra Italy. Available at http://bioval.jrc.ec.europa.eu/products/gam/ (accessed dd/mm/yyyy)

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Travel time to major cities: A global map of Accessibilit This is an A0 sized poster of the global accessibility map in PDF format. It includes some general results from the Agglomeration Index analysis and a study of land cover patterns around cities.

Nelson, A. (2008) Travel time to major cities: A global map of Accessibility. Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg. DOI:10.2788/95835, ISBN:978-92-79-09771-3.

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