Global Earthquake Model Foundation
Last updated on 26 February 2021
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    Updated 19 February 2021 | Dataset date: May 05, 2020-April 13, 2021
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    This data was developed as part of the Modelling Exposure Through Earth Observation Routines (METEOR) project and is a Level 1, or a global-quality exposure data set. Minimal country-specific data was collected. The data is intended for CAT modeling and loss estimation. Repurposing this data for any reason other than assessing risk is not recommended. The data presents the estimated number of buildings, building area, and rebuilding value at a 15-arcsecond grid resolution (approximately 500 meters at the equator). This data set is in point shapefile format where the points represent the centroids of the 15-arcsecond grid. The results were created through a process of spreading the number of buildings to the 15-arcsecond level by a statistical assessment of moderate resolution EO data, which is described in more detail in the dasymetric mapping lineage processing step. The estimated building count at any given area is a result of statistical processes and should not be mistaken as a building count. The structural classes of buildings used for risk assessment are estimated given the building wall, floor, and roof material classes surveyed through 2002 Population and Housing Census - Volume 1. Analytical report. Additionally, the data is provided in Open Exposure Data (OED) import format, as a pair of CSV files. One CSV file contains the location details, and the other is an "account" file that is filled with default information to satisfy OED format requirements. The OED input files are set to use "All perils" (i.e. "AA1"). All required OED account-related fields are populated with "1" by default (such as PortNumber, AccNumber, PolNumber). If you find this data useful please provide feedback via our questionnaire; it should take only a few minutes: Please see the METEOR project page for information about the METEOR Project: Please see the METEOR map portal for interactive maps: For more information about the Open Exposure Data (OED) standard, please see