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These data constitute the empirical basis for measuring the world city network in 2016. The data gathering strategy and the calculation model are described in detail in Taylor and Derudder (2016).
The following information is given to help understand and evaluate the data:
See also: Data Tool 4: Computing Inter-City Matrix and Global Network Connectivities with R - A Brief Guide
As per our data protocol, the following acknowledgement should accompany any public use of the data:
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: The data were produced by B. Derudder and P.J. Taylor and constitute Data Set 28 of the Globalization and World Cities (GaWC) Research Network (http://www.lboro.ac.uk/gawc/) publication of inter-city data.