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Table 11 Measured and estimated values of population and population density using EBL estimator

From: Estimating the size of urban populations using Landsat images: a case study of Bo, Sierra Leone, West Africa

y(1) Name (2) p = Population (3) Measured area in km\(^2\) (4) d = Persons per km\(^2\) (5) Estimated \({\hat{d}}\) (6) Estimated \({\hat{p}}\) (7) RE (%)
Moibawo Farm 135 0.5 270.04 203.5 101.75 − 24.64
Roma 139 0.04 3510.72 3353.39 134.1356 − 4.48
Bo Central 273 0.066 4137.9 4224.7 278.8302 2.10
Toubu 454 0.016 28089.66 27109.01 433.7442 − 3.49
Salina 580 0.467 1242.8 1537.59 718.0545 23.72
Dodo 597 0.049 12126.22 12417.3 608.4477 2.40
Reservation 637 2.329 273.5 188 437.852 − 31.26
Kpetewoma 640 0.197 3250.74 3374.54 664.7844 3.81
Lewabu 879 0.479 1836.16 2057.56 985.5712 12.06
Tengbewabu 1068 0.68 1571.17 1557.68 1059.222 − 0.86
New York 1088 1.513 719.3 604.88 915.1834 − 15.91
Komende 1103 0.196 5622.16 5924.81 1161.263 5.38
Kindia Town 1160 0.146 7972.46 8357.53 1220.199 4.83
New Site 1248 0.686 1818.17 1815.95 1245.742 − 0.12
Yemoh Town 1858 0.404 4602.47 4455.86 1800.167 − 3.19
Njai Town 2298 0.216 10641.33 10061.91 2173.373 − 5.44
Kissi Town 2490 0.196 12709.81 12463.32 2442.811 − 1.94
Nduvuibu 2552 0.493 5177.21 5661.29 2791.016 9.35
New London 2873 0.597 4813.01 4308.02 2571.888 − 10.49
Kulanda Town 3882 0.294 13216.15 13149.33 3865.903 − 0.51
Mean 1297.7 0.48 6180.05 6141.31 2947.829 − 0.63
Median 1078 0.35 4370.18 4266.36 1493.226 − 2.38
  1. This table lists the (1) section name (2) measured section population (3) measured section area in \(km^2\) (4) population density \(d = Persons/km^2\) (5) the regression-estimated population density \({\hat{d}}\) (6) the estimated population/section \(\hat{p_{i}}=Area*{\hat{d}}\). (7) the Relative Error (RE) for the density estimation