china_urban-cities-crowdsIMB now offers a list of the world’s cities via a web service, and it is available on our Open Data site at:

They’ve developed this to make sure that every unreached urban center of the world is engaged by an urban strategist who can see, segment, mobilize and engage the people groups and population segments found in these centers. Codes to help portray urban information are shared in the download, and these help to visualize urban center data in a KML (for GoogleEarth), Shapefile (for ArcGIS), and API (for GeoJSON / GeoService). What we have here is the beginning of an urban “to do list,” not unlike the list of unreached peoples first offered by MARC (World Vision) back in the early 80’s and improved-upon by Joshua Project in the 90’s. (Great work, Jim!)