The Global Light Pollution Map (2016)

The light pollution map has two base layers (road and hybrid Bing maps), light pollution radiance overlays and the user light pollution measurements overlay. To add your SQM measurements turn on the "User SQM" overlay in "SQM overlay & filter" menu and click on the pencil icon in the toolbar. "SQM overlay & filter" menu also contains filters to limit the display of SQM measurements.

The light pollution 2010 overlay was made from "Version 4 DMSP-OLS Stable Lights Coverage". The light pollution 2014, 2015, 2016 overlays were made from "VIIRS DNB Cloud Free Composites".

North America
Light Pollution Map (North America)


South America
Light Pollution Map (South America)


Europe
Light Pollution Map (Europe)


Asia
Ligth Polluton Map (Asia)


Australia and New Zealand
Ligth Polluton Map (Australia & New Zealand)


Africa
Ligth Polluton Map (Africa)
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Alex E

“Maps are like campfires – everyone gathers around them, because they allow people to understand complex issues at a glance, and find agreement about how to help the land.”