Foundations for nighttime lights data analysis

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.

Citation: Foundations for nighttime lights data analysis, Ayush Patnaik, Ajay Shah, and Susan Thomas, XKDR Working paper 19, December 2022