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Data Layer GraphicTitle: "World at Night" (2006)
Description: World at Night represents a nighttime view of the Earth produced by mosaicking Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) Operational Linescan System (OLS) satellite images. This system was originally designed to view clouds by moonlight and to map the locations of permanent lights on the Earth's surface. These data are derived from 9 months of observations superimposed on a darkened land surface. ESRI georeferenced these data to a real world coordinate system. World at Night provides an informational and educational view of our planet at night.
Keywords and Themes: Base Maps, Cities, Earth Cover, Night, Society, Urban Areas
Filename Prefix: earth_city_lights_5km.bil
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Mapped Drive Folder: /esri2006/ElevImage_World/world_images/
Total size of data files: 96 MB
Data Type: BIL Image
Feature Type: Raster Dataset
Coordinate System: GCS_WGS_1984
Datum: D_WGS_1984Map Units: Decimal degrees

Spatial Extent: World
Resolution: 5 km
Source Scale: 1:18,500,000
Scale Note: Largest scale when displaying the data: 1:18,500,000.

Created by: NASA - Visible Earth
Released by: ESRI; ESRI International Distributors
Content Date:
Published Date: 20061001

Collection Name: ESRI® Data & Maps 2006
Physical Location: Reference GIS Data Cabinet
Call Number: G70.212 .E77 2006
Acquired Date: 20061122
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Record ID: 2899_edm06