Ebola Synthetic Information

NDSSL has produced several synthetic West Africa countries that are being released to the larger academic community for research. This page provides access to NDSSL created individualized synthetic countries currently impacted by Ebola. These data sets were created by methods developed by NDSSL members over the past 20 years, based on the best available data. As our methods and source data are updated, we will release updated versions of these countries.

We are preparing detailed documentation for the data. In the meantime, please email us if you have specific questions regarding the Ebola synthetic countries.

Liberia
Data Set:

For Liberia, we are making available four versions of the synthetic population.

LBR-ver1.1: base version for Liberia

NAME DESCRIPTION DOWNLOAD SAMPLE
Population Synthetic Population with age, gender and home locations

LBR_population-ver1.1.zip

Sample Population

Locations Synthetic Geolocated Locations with capacities

LBR_locations-ver1.1.zip

Sample Locations

Synthetic Activities Synthetic, geolocated activities

LBR_activities-ver1.1.zip

Sample Activities

Contact Graph Person to person contact graph for a typical day

LBR_contact_graph-ver1.1.zip

Sample Contact Graph

LBR-ldt: This version is identical to LBR-ver1.1, but the social contact network is augmented with edges capturing long distance travel.

NAME DESCRIPTION DOWNLOAD SAMPLE
Population Synthetic Population with age, gender and home locations

LBR_population-ver1.1.zip

Sample Population

Locations Synthetic Geolocated Locations with capacities

LBR_locations-ver1.1.zip

Sample Locations

Synthetic Activities Synthetic, geolocated activities

LBR_activities-ver1.1.zip

Sample Activities

Contact Graph Person to person contact graph for a typical day

LBR_contact_graph-ldt-ver1.1.zip

Sample Contact Graph

LBR-2gp: Using data from the Liberia Labor Force Survey 2010, two new versions, i.e. LBR-2gp and LBR-9gp, were constructed by reassigning activity sequences to match statistics and calibrate against this survey. In LBR-2gp, activity assignments were done using two demographic groups. Additionally, slightly different statistics were used for the number of school locations (as compared to LBR-ver1.1).

NAME DESCRIPTION DOWNLOAD SAMPLE
Population Synthetic Population with age, gender and home locations

LBR_population-ver1.1.zip

Sample Population

Locations Synthetic Geolocated Locations with capacities

LBR_locations_gp-ver1.1.zip

Sample Locations

Synthetic Activities Synthetic, geolocated activities

LBR_activities_2gp-ver1.1.zip

Sample Activities

Contact Graph Person to person contact graph for a typical day

LBR_contact_graph_2gp-ver1.1.zip

Sample Contact Graph

LBR-9gp: Using data from the Liberia Labor Force Survey 2010, the activity assignments were done using nine demographic groups. Additionally, slightly different statistics were used for the number of school locations (as compared to LBR-ver1.1).

NAME DESCRIPTION DOWNLOAD SAMPLE
Population Synthetic Population with age, gender and home locations

LBR_population-ver1.1.zip

Sample Population

Locations Synthetic Geolocated Locations with capacities

LBR_locations_gp-ver1.1.zip

Sample Locations

Synthetic Activities Synthetic, geolocated activities

LBR_activities_9gp-ver1.1.zip

Sample Activities

Contact Graph Person to person contact graph for a typical day

LBR_contact_graph_9gp-ver1.1.zip

Sample Contact Graph