Thursday, April 27, 2017
New Esri Map Shows How The Earth At Night Has Changed
Redland-based geographical information systems (GIS) software developer Esri has released a new set of data using its ArcGIS software, which shows how the Earth has changed over the last four years, based on satellite images captured at night. Esri said its new map, Lights on Lights Out lets people compare where human beings have been moving based on where there are, or aren't, lights visible from the sky. The company explained that urbanization, economics and war have changed the satellite's view of the Earth at night, even just in the last four years.