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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 warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. 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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