Wednesday, August 11, 2010

World Population Distribution Map

Tired with those traditional World Population Distribution Maps? Bill Rankin came up with this creative way to understand population distribution in this planet!

via RadicalCartography

ps. it got me thinking about Global Warming and sea levels, desertification, etc.

8 comments:

D. Luckins said...

It shows that a large portion of the human population is probably in India and China.

mPR said...

Yes.

And, the USA must be the most densely populated country of the American continent.

Anonymous said...

Distribution maps by longitudes and latitudes normalized against land areas may divulge further interesting facts.

Urban Demographics said...

mPR: actually there are other more populous countries in the American continent.

check it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Countries_by_population_density.svg

or here: http://esa.un.org/unpp/

Anonymous said...

the latitude map showcases that humans like living on land and in subtropical & temperate climates

Sylvain Comte said...

You should take a look at this one i made by mixing those found at radical cartography. It's pretty interesting...
http://twitpic.com/2gemot

Jean-Marc Liotier said...

Correcting this by land mass to get density by latitude/longitude would be interesting too.

Urban Demographics said...

Great Sylvain! it is a more complete map now.