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The study of night-time radiance has been an effective means of mapping global issues like economic growth, poverty and inequality for nearly three decades

Gaining a Global View of Poverty By Using Satellites

The extent to which an area is brightly lit at night (or not) provides an indication of how abundant infrastructure is in the region. Knowing the precise locations of these unlit, potentially impoverished communities is essential if we are to improve their circumstances.