Areal interpolation of population in the USA using a combination of national parcel data and a national building outline layer. GeoComputation 2019

2019-12-01T23:15:02Z (GMT) by Eric Weber Jessica Moehl Amy Rose
We build on the recent literature on the use of parcel data in areal interpolation of population by incorporating high resolution building outline data. Our results show that models that constrain the operating footprint of the areal interpolation not just to parcel boundaries but the outlines of the buildings themselves have the potential to further reduce the areal interpolation error beyond what has already been demonstrated in previous literature. We also demonstrate that these principles apply not just to residential populations but to worker populations as well.