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Foundations for nighttime lights data analysis


  • Ayush Patnaik

    (xKDR Forum)

  • Ajay Shah

    (xKDR Froum)

  • Susan Thomas

    (xKDR Forum)


Nighttime lights captured from satellites has emerged as an important way to measure prosperity. Every researcher who uses the files released by NASA and NOAA faces the challenge of pre-processing it in addressing data quality issues. We present NighttimeLights.jl, a package written in Julia, which implements conventional and novel methods for cleaning the data. The package also serves as a platform for methodological research in remote sensing.

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  • Ayush Patnaik & Ajay Shah & Susan Thomas, 2022. "Foundations for nighttime lights data analysis," Working Papers 19, xKDR.
  • Handle: RePEc:anf:wpaper:19

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