The Lights of the World at Night Map depicts the urbanization of the world’s cities through the use of the DMSP satellite system. The image of Earth’s city lights was created with data from the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program(DMSP) Operational Linescan System (OLS). Originally designed to view clouds by moonlight, the OLS is also used to map the locations of permanent lights on the Earth’s surface. The brightest areas of the Earth are the most urbanized, but not necessarily the most populated.(Compare western Europe with China and India.)
The map is printed on archival quality luster finish photo paper. The beautiful colors and remarkable imagery of these posters make for the perfect addition to any office, home or school setting. Poster size is 24″ X 36″.