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There are many types of maps out there, but one of the most telling ones is a simple satellite image of the Earth at night.

There are many types of maps out there, but one of the most telling ones is a simple satellite image of the Earth at night.

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There are many types of maps out there, but one of the most telling is a simple satellite image of the Earth at night. In it, the darkness is a blank canvas for the bright city lights that represent the vast extent of human geography. Meanwhile, the big dark spots, such as those over the wilderness of northern Canada, the Amazon basin or in Niger, show areas that are not densely populated or more rural....

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