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Table 4 Population estimates based on remote imagery analysis and the reference method

From: Validity and feasibility of a satellite imagery-based method for rapid estimation of displaced populations

Site name Results from imagery-based method Reference population estimate Absolute difference (relative%)† “Amount of information“ index (number of reports)
  Mean structure count Weighted mean structure occupancy Estimated population    
Kutupalong 371 6.5 x 5‡ = 32.5 12,058 11,047 +1011 (+9.2%) 789 (6)
Breidjing 5816 6.0 34,896 26,770 +8126 (+30.4%) 800 (3)
Farchana 3824 6.0 22,944 19,070 +3874 (+20.3%) 808 (3)
Bambu 1441 5.3 7637 5871 +1766 (+30.1%) 452 (11)
Mugunga III 553 5.4 2986 1969 +1017 (+51.7%) 436 (11)
Sherkole 2695 3.1 8355 13,958 −5603 (−40.1%) 16 (1)
Shimelba 2552 4.7 11,994 13,043 −1049 (−8.0%) 60 (1)
Champs-de-Mars 2361 5.3 12,513 23,214 −10,701 (−46.1%) 880 (5)
Delmas 24, Sollino, Fort National 3889 5.3 20,612 39,349 −18,737 (−47.6%) 880 (5)
Kakuma 16,690¶ 5.3 88,457 90,457 −2000 (−2.2%) 428 (4)
Bairro Esturro 1419 6.3 8940 9523 −583 (−6.1%) 252 (7)
  1. † Relative difference computed as the difference between estimates divided by reference estimate.
  2. ‡ Average of 5 families per shed as reported by Feeny [27].
  3. ¶ Only count 1 was considered.