Esch et al. published a new exciting article on “Breaking new Ground in Mapping Human Settlements from Space – The Global Urban Footprint”. The publication introduces all details about the methodological framework and product characteristics of DLR’s Global Urban Footprint (GUF) layer released in November 2016. The GUF provides a worldwide record of the human settlement pattern in a so far matchless spatial detail.

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