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Explore the Earth at Night with Google Maps

Last week we shared a high-resolution video of the Earth at night. Now we’re back with a mashup that combines that same high-resolution data and Google Maps for an interactive look at a human-illuminated Earth.

Hit up the link below to take the Google Maps mashup, titled City Lights 2012, for a spin.

City Lights 2012 [Google Maps via Mashable]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 12/11/12

Comments (1)

  1. Colin Bain

    What on Google earth is happening in Northern Alaska to create so much light. When I look on Google earth in normal mode, there doesn’t seem to be anything there!

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