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Dense settlements (left) can take advantage of short-range wireless hotspots. Sparse settlements (right) require long-range cellular technology. Images: Digitalglobe.Dense settlements (left) can take advantage of short-range wireless hotspots. Sparse settlements (right) require long-range cellular technology. Images: Digitalglobe.

GIS and Artificial Intelligence Used to Build Facebook’s World Population Map

Facebook has used a combination of existing GIS data, high resolution imagery, and artificial intelligence to develop a detailed population map of the world.

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Composite Map of the Earth at Night, 2012. Source: NASA.Composite Map of the Earth at Night, 2012. Source: NASA. Click on map for larger image.

New Map of the Earth’s Night Lights

NASA has released an update of its popular Earth at Night composite imagery.  The last global composite of the earth’s night lights was created in 2003.  The latest release of nighttime imagery has been greatly improved through the use of  the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite which was launched in October of […]

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7 Billion: Statistics and Map of the World’s Population

7 Billion: Statistics and Map of the World’s Population

Depending on which source you reference, the world has either just passed or will shortly pass the 7 billion mark in terms of the total global human population.  The Population Reference Bureau has already proclaimed that the world contains 7 billion people and provides a World Population Data sheet supporting […]