Detroit Light Pollution Map 2019

This map may better be called “the state of urban sprawl.” Commercial corridors readily highlight, but there is also a general level of light pollution across the region of sprawl. The data for this map comes from NASA’s
Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS)
. One interesting addition to the map is tracking of “radiance” over time. Downtown has been getting brighter over the years.

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