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Interactive Map Displays Global Population Densities

This interactive population density maps makes it easy to see where the high density pockets of humanity exist around the world. Slide from 5 people per square mile to 500 and watch the map melt away.

Courtesy of designer Derek Watkins, the map makes it dead simple to visualize the pockets of high-density human populations around the world. Hit up the link below to try the map out or read his blog entry on the map to learn more about how he constructed it.

Derek Watkins’ Density Map [via Flowing Data]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 04/16/12

Comments (4)

  1. r

    wow,….that’s so inter..es..ting…Zzzzzzzzzzz

  2. jayden

    Well, the centre of the world is somewhere in Germany, Egypt an India and China.

  3. chris

    an no one lives in Canada,…lol

  4. prince

    This interactive population density maps makes it easy to see where the high density pockets of humanity exist around the world

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