Population Density

April 17th, 2012

This interactive map of Population Density presents a very different perspective on the world.

It's not surprising that as you ratchet up the population density filter Australia disappears from view early on, but it's pretty amazing to see how long Greater London stays on the map, and that it survives longer than any part of the United States. As always, knowing that London is a densely populated city is a very different thing from being able to see how few parts of the world are populated on that scale.

[Via Flowing Data]

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Population by location

August 18th, 2010

The world's population, plotted by latitude and longitude.

(Be sure to move your mouse pointer over each map, which superimposes each chart over a world map and renders the message they convey so much clearer.)

[Via kottke.org]

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