PERI-CENE Spatial Analysis Tool P-CAT



The Peri-cene is developing the Peri-urban Analysis Tool (P-CAT) Spatial Analysis tool, as an online system which provides a local applications of a global spatial dataset.
P-CAT will establish common archetypes of representative of global peri-urbanisation, ranging from. These archetypes will be overlaid on the climatic – biome types and the associated risk layers. The P-CAT tool will draw on existing global and local datasets such as the JRC’s Global Human Settlement Layer (GHSL). The results will be ground-truthed in two case studies in Chennai, India and Greater Manchester, UK.

On the P-CAT you can:
Visualise spatial data for the PERI-CENE 21 partner cities in the P-CAT City Visualisers
Contribute with geospatial data for each of the PERI-CENE 21 partner cities in the P-CAT City Surveys
Follow the PERI-CENE analyses and findings in the P-CAT Analyses
Date made available25 May 2021
PublisherUniversity of Manchester
Temporal coverage1990 - 2015
Geographical coverage24 cities over the world


  • Peri urban
  • PCAT
  • Global Human Settlement Layer (GHSL)
  • P-CAT City Surveys

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