Facebook Data for Good: Publicly Available Data

Facebook Data for Good has released several datasets which are available for download by the public.

Available Datasets

  1. High Resolution Population Density Maps for nearly every country in the world
  2. Demographic Data for nearly every country in the world
  3. Future of Business Survey Data for 97 countries
  4. Electrical Distribution Grid Maps for 6 countries in Africa

For detailed information about the methodology behind our Electrical Distribution Grid Maps, please visit: https://engineering.fb.com/connectivity/electrical-grid-mapping/

For detailed information about the methodology behind our High Resolution Population Density Maps and our Demographic Estimates, please visit: https://dataforgood.fb.com/docs/methodology-high-resolution-population-density-maps-demographic-estimates/

How to Access the Datasets

There are two sites where you can access these datasets: (1) The Humanitarian Data Exchange and (2) Amazon Web Services.

Data hosted in HDX is ideal for desktop use in GIS software via downloadable single-country zip files. Data hosted in AWS Public Datasets is optimized for large-scale programmatic usage via Amazon S3 and Athena.

The Humanitarian Data Exchange

The following datasets are available for download on the Humanitarian Data Exchange:

  1. High Resolution Population Density Maps for nearly every country in the world
  2. Demographic Data for nearly every country in the world
  3. Future of Business Survey Data for 97 countries
  4. Electrical Distribution Grid Maps for six countries in Africa

You can find all four datasets available for download on the Humanitarian Data Exchange: https://data.humdata.org/organization/facebook

For detailed information about how to work with our high resolution population density maps and demographic estimates on The Humanitarian Data Exchange, please visit: https://dataforgood.fb.com/population-density-maps-documentation/

Amazon Web Services

The following datasets are available for download on Amazon Web Services:

  1. High Resolution Population Density Maps for nearly every country in the world
  2. Demographic Data for nearly every country in the world

You can find the datasets available for download on Amazon Web Services here: https://registry.opendata.aws/dataforgood-fb-hrsl/

For detailed information about how to work with our high resolution population density maps and demographic estimates on Amazon Web Services, please visit: https://dataforgood.fb.com/docs/using-hrsl-public-dataset-with-athena/

 

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