GLW 4: Gridded Livestock Density (Global - 2015 - 10 km)

This dataset contains the most up to date version of GLW 4 for the reference year 2015 for the following species: cattle, sheep, goats, buffaloes, horses, pigs, chicken and ducks. The individual species datasets are available at global extent and 5 minutes of arc resolution (approx. 10 km at the equator).

The fourth version of GLW, compared to the previous ones, reflects the most recently compiled and harmonized subnational livestock distribution data and much more detailed metadata.

The layers contain the density of animals per pixel, with weight estimated by the Random Forest model. The livestock species modelled include: buffaloes, cattle, chickens, ducks, goats, horses, pigs and sheep.

All datasets are licensed through a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.


Supplemental Information:

Unit: head/km² or birds/km²

Data type: Float64

No data value: -9999

Spatial resolution: Approximately 10km (0.08333 degrees)

Spatial extent: World

Spatial Reference System (SRS): EPSG:4326 - WGS84 - Geographic Coordinate System (lat/long)

Contact points:

Resource Contact: Timothy Robinson

Resource Contact: Dominik Wisser

Metadata Contact: Giuseppina Cinardi

Online resources:

Data and Resources

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Last Updated October 3, 2022, 11:15 (CDT)
Created August 8, 2022, 09:15 (CDT)
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