Yuhao Lu from UBC Forestry wins Esri Canada’s 2018 Scholarship contest

© Yuhao Lu

Global light trends mapped in ArcGIS Pro using a dark canvas proved to be a winning map submission for Yuhao Lu for Esri Canada’s 2018 Scholarship contest. This visualization using Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) images conceptualizes where the fastest growing cities are located in contrast to where declining cites exist using dark mapping. Comparing brightness in cities around the globe showing growing illumination versus dimming pixels, the correlation between fading light and areas where the worst humanitarian crisis have occurred is revealed.

Congratulations Yuhao Lu!