Monday, September 19, 2011

Population Density Maps

Population density is a basic measure in almost every field - from economy to ecology, biology, urban planning, sociology and, of course, demography! Specialists in Visual Communication are changing the traditional ways to visualize population density.

National Geographic came up recently with this awkward map that combines population densities and average annual gross national income per capita. (via Nathan Yau)

I must confess I prefer these density maps designed by Joe Lertola.