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.
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)
Resource Contact: Dominik Wisser
Metadata Contact: Giuseppina Cinardi
Download: Gridded Livestock of the World – 2015 (GLW 4)