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Harmonized Global Critical infrastructure & Index (CISI)

Critical infrastructure (CI) is fundamental for the functioning of a society and forms the backbone for socio-economic development. Natural and human-made threats, however, pose a major risk to CI. Therefore, geospatial data on the location of CI are fundamental for in-depth risk analyses, which are required to inform policy decisions aiming to reduce risk. We present a first-of-its-kind globally harmonized spatial dataset for the representation of CI.

In this study the users generated: (1) a harmonized detailed geospatial data of the world’s main CI systems into a single geospatial database; and (2) a Critical Infrastructure Spatial Index (CISI) to express the global spatial intensity of CI. The datasets are generated from Open Streetmap extract from 8th January 2021 using You can read the full paper here. You can download the spatial extracts for both the feature type and the Critical Infrastructure Spatial Index (CISI) here

Disclaimer: Whole or parts of the dataset description was provided by the author(s) or their works.

Paper citation

Nirandjan, S., Koks, E.E., Ward, P.J. et al. A spatially-explicit harmonized global dataset of critical infrastructure. Sci Data 9, 150 (2022).

Dataset citation

Nirandjan, Sadhana, Koks, Elco E., Ward, Philip J., & Aerts, Jeroen C.J.H. (2021). A spatially-explicit harmonized global dataset of critical infrastructure (v1.0.0.)
[Data set]. Zenodo.


Earth Engine Snippet

var global_CISI = ee.Image("projects/sat-io/open-datasets/CISI/global_CISI");
var infrastructure = ee.ImageCollection("projects/sat-io/open-datasets/CISI/amount_infrastructure");

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.

Produced by : Nirandjan, S., Koks, E.E., Ward, P.J. et al

Curated in GEE by : Samapriya Roy

Keywords: : Development indicator, global spatial data, gridded data, critical infrastructure, spatial index

Last updated on GEE: 2022-05-12