Lights Out in Syria

May 18, 2017 | Category: Google Maps

In his recent Lights On & Lights Out comparison of NASA’s 2012 and 2016 Black Marble maps John Nelson drew attention to how NASA’s imagery revealed the incredible fall of nighttime lighting in war-torn Syria. The BBC has now created a series of map animations which also use nighttime satellite imagery to drastically illustrate the effect of the war on Syria’s electricity supply.

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