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Foundations for nighttime lights data analysis

Ayush Patnaik (), Ajay Shah and Susan Thomas
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No 19, Working Papers from xKDR

Abstract: 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.

JEL-codes: Y90 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 9 pages
Date: 2022-12
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