Integrated Population and Environmental Data

IPUMS Terra integrates population and environmental data across disciplinary scientific domains, enabling research into dramatic transformations of human populations, the environment, and their interactions. (Collection level DOI: 10.18128/C090)

IPUMS Terra uses location-based integration to make population microdata, area-level data describing places, and spatially gridded raster data interoperable. IPUMS Terra data span the globe and extend over several decades. The IPUMS Terra collection includes population microdata from around the world, incorporating the IPUMS International dataset; area-level population data, both aggregated from IPUMS International microdata and as published by national statistical offices; and raster data on climate, land use, and land cover, derived from satellite imagery, weather stations, and other data sources.Research using TerraPop data has explored human-environment interactions, including: climate change and migration, environmental and socioeconomic vulnerability, spatial demography, disability and earning potential in China, and social networks. For a complete list of publications using IPUMS Terra data, see please see the IPUMS bibliography.

Principal Investigators and senior personnel:

  • Steven Ruggles
  • Catherine Fitch
  • Victoria Interrante
  • Tracy Kugler
  • Steven Manson
  • Shashi Shekhar
  • Matthew Sobek
  • David Van Riper

Supported by:

  • National Science Foundation
  • University of Minnesota