Mosaic image of Berlin by night
This image is copyright © 2012 WEW FU Berlin / IGB.
data used to make it can be downloaded for
, and used for non-commercial
purposes with attribution to the following article:
Kuechly HU, Kyba CCM, Ruhtz T, Lindemann C, Wolter C, Fischer J,
Hölker F (2012) "Aerial survey and
spatial analysis of sources of light pollution in Berlin,
" Remote Sensing of Environment, 126:39-50 (2012).
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not identical to the one on Pangaea, and cannot be used without
permission. The image on Pangaea can only be used for non-commercial
purposes, and in many cases reproduction on the web (e.g. to promote an
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This light pollution map of Berlin was produced from 2647 aerial
photos taken in 14 tracks across the city, on the night of September
11, 2010, between 8:40 and 11:20pm.
Night time aerial photography requires the use of very sensitive
cameras. These photos were taken using a Finger Lakes
Instrumentation Microline Camera
with a KAI 4022 chip and a Sigma
24mm F1.8 lens. The exposure time for each image was 40ms.
This work was produced as a part of the Verlust der Nacht
projects, which were funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and
Research (BMBF-033L038A) and by the Freie Universität Berlin
Note that in order to improve the image quality, the pixel
brightnesses have been scaled non-linearly and some striping caused by
overexposure has been removed with photo editing software.
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