ESRI's 2018 mapping competition - 1st place at the University of British Columbia 

 

I used approximately approximately 1 TB of satellite imagery to capture how nighttime lights have changed since 2012 for the entire world.

A fellow lab member Brandon Prehn (former specialist in the US Army) spotted some bombed villages in Syria on my map. 

We decided to explore a bit more. 

Just by looking at the map alone with no labels or administrative boundaries, he recognized more destroyed cities. 

Then we looked at northern Iraq, Puerto Rico, Ukraine, south Sudan, Bangladesh, the western Rakhine state of Myanmar...

We were shocked.

 

PDF is here