Productivity & Innovation

Mapping the Urban World: Integrating High-resolution Satellite Imagery and Night Light Data

  • Blog Post Date 30 September, 2018
  • IGC Research on India
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Ran Goldblatt

University of California, San Diego

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Gordon Hanson

University of California - San Diego

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Amit Khandelwal

Columbia Business School

This project aims to improve current approaches to chart urban extent across the globe by integrating night light (NTL) data with Landsat 30m resolution satellite images. By applying state-of-the-art machine-learning techniques, this project hopes to produce a comprehensive global mapping of urbanization in close to real time.

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