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World Bank - Light Every Night

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Light Every Night - World Bank Nighttime Light Data – provides open access to all nightly imagery and data from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite Day-Night Band (VIIRS DNB) from 2012-2020 and the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program Operational Linescan System (DMSP-OLS) from 1992-2013. The underlying data are sourced from the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) archive. Additional processing by the University of Michigan enables access in Cloud Optimized GeoTIFF format (COG) and search using the Spatial Temporal Asset Catalog (STAC) standard. The data is published and openly available under the terms of the World Bank’s open data license.

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World Bank Open Database License (ODbL)


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Trevor Monroe; Benjamin P. Stewart; Brian Min; Kim Baugh

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  • Description
    Light Every Night dataset of all VIIRS DNB and DMSP-OLS nighttime satellite data
    Resource type
    S3 Bucket
    Amazon Resource Name (ARN)
    AWS Region
    AWS CLI Access (No AWS account required)
    aws s3 ls --no-sign-request s3://globalnightlight/
    STAC 1.0.0-beta.2 endpoint

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