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Table 1 Features of each of the six global urban maps tested in this study

From: Human population, urban settlement patterns and their impact on Plasmodium falciparum malaria endemicity

Urban Map Spatial Resolution Production Year Reference/Source/Data used
AVHRR 1 km 1998 [31]
VMAP0 Vector polygons: 1:1000000 1997 [32]
GRUMP-UE 1 km 2004 [33, 34]
Edited GRUMP-UE 1 km 2008 [27, 33, 34]
GUERRA 1 km 2008 [15]
MODIS 1 km 2002 [35, 36]
HAY-GPW-U 5 km 2008 [13]
HAY-GPW-U-PU 5 km 2008 [13]
HAY-GRUMP-U 1 km 2008 [13]
HAY-GRUMP-U-PU 1 km 2008 [13]
  1. GRUMP-UE = Global Rural-Urban Mapping Project Urban Extents; AVHRR = AVHRR Global Land Cover Classification urban land cover class; MODIS = MODIS Land Cover Product Binary Data from Boston University; VMAP0 = Vector map level zero; GUERRA = Population density based map described in Guerra et al. [15]; HAY-GPW-U = Population density based map described in Hay et al. [13], maintaining 'urban' class as urban and the remaining 3 classes merged to form the rural class; HAY-GPW-U-PU = Same as previous map, but merging 'urban' and 'peri-urban' classes into a single urban class; HAY-GRUMP-U = Same as previous map, but classes were defined using GRUMP and maintaining 'urban' class as urban and the remaining 3 classes merged to form the rural class; HAY-GRUMP-U-PU = same as previous map, but merging 'urban' and 'peri-urban' classes into a single urban class.