light pollution


Spatial Analysis

How Geospatial Technologies Are Being Used to Study Light Pollution

Light pollution is considered to be artificial or anthropogenic introduction of light in what would normally be a night setting. Light pollution has grown significantly throughout the twentieth century as cheap, constant light became more possible in urban areas. However, light pollution has the potential to negatively affect our health, […]

Spatial Analysis

Nasa image showing the Eastern Seaboard at night. One can see New York City, Philadelphia, the Washington Metropolitan Area all in the foreground, while Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Niagara and Toronto can be seen in the background.Nasa image showing the Eastern Seaboard at night. One can see New York City, Philadelphia, the Washington Metropolitan Area all in the foreground, while Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Niagara and Toronto can be seen in the background. Image: NASA

A Case Study in Environmental GIS: Light Pollution Mapping

Marcus Hinds, a geospatial consultant, shares the results of his work with using remote sensing and methodologies from environmental GIS to better understand and provide solutions to mediate light pollution in the Greater Toronto Area in Canada.  Nathan Heazlewood in one of his recent blurbs urged us Geomatics practitioners to be […]