population of cities

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    josepsitjar
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    Dear all,

    I’m using the ‘ne_50m_populated_places.shp’ related to ‘Populated places’, and I can’t find the field with information about the habitants for each city. I have doubts between POP2010, MaxPop2010 and PopMax. Could you clarify me wich is the information of these fields?

    Thanks in advance,

    Josep S.

    #4355

    Nathaniel
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    @Josep, The PopMax field should be used for most things. The PopMin field is for when you’re mapping at more detailed scale and you want to differentiate between, say, San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose in the same metropolitan region and all of those cities are shown in Natural Earth. These figures are metro area population estimates. They are not the sizes of the actual administration / jurisdiction / incorporated area with that name.

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    josepsitjar
    Participant

    OK Nathaniel,

    thank you!!

    Josep S.

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