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How many people? Five population maps


Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Friday, April 4, 2014, 4:35 PM -

If you're a fan of maps, you've come to the right place.

Once you've had a look at our own Satellite & Radar, scroll down for five population maps that will help you get a better handle on our ever-expanding world.


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1. ONE MILLION PEOPLE

We found this map on the popular image-sharing site Imgur. Each grid square represents a population density of one million people.

Click here to see the a larger version.

2. SPRAWL

Reddit user daysleeperrr used a dataset from Columbia University, combined with a little computer magic, to create this map.

He says "took about four hours" to create, using "notepad to write the map generator script and Photoshop for the legend."


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The finished product is incredibly polished. Check out the high-res version, complete with legend, on Imgur.

3. DON'T FORGET CANADA

From east to west, we Canadians clearly love the coast -- as seen in this neat Canadian population density map.

4. SEVEN BILLION AND BEYOND

Researchers from the University of Sheffield created a series of global population maps  designed to show changes in population trends.

Developed by Dr Benjamin Hennig and Professor Danny Dorling, the maps illustrate global population shifts between 1990 and the projected 2015 shift.


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Check out the animated map -- it's truly mesmerizing.

5. DOWN UNDER

Here's a neat map that demonstrates Australia's population distribution, courtesy of facts.fm.

A mind-boggling 98% of Australia's population lives in the white area, with only 2% of the country's population inhabiting the yellow area.

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