World Bank - Light Every Night

earth observation satellite imagery

Description

Light Every Night - World Bank Nightime 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.

Update Frequency

Quarterly

License

World Bank Open Database License (ODbL)

Documentation

https://worldbank.github.io/OpenNightLights/wb-light-every-night-readme.html

Managed By

World Bank Group

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Contact

Trevor Monroe tmonroe@worldbank.org; Benjamin P. Stewart bstewart@worldbankgroup.org; Brian Min brianmin@umich.edu; Kim Baugh kim.baugh@noaa.gov

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Resources on AWS

  • Description
    Light Every Night dataset of all VIIRS DNB and DMSP-OLS nighttime satellite data
    Resource type
    S3 Bucket
    Amazon Resource Name (ARN)
    arn:aws:s3:::globalnightlight
    AWS Region
    us-east-1
    AWS CLI Access (No AWS account required)
    aws s3 ls s3://globalnightlight/ --no-sign-request

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