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Map of World Population, Year 1AD, 1500AD, and 2000AD; and some questions.

September 15th, 2010 No comments

“The Worldmapper Team” has recently released some astonishing cartograms, illustrating various aspects of humanity on this planet. Cartograms are land maps usually with some demographic information expressed on them. Their maps are fascinating to look at, because they help expand our imagination and allow us to ask some profound questions without feeling silly. Of particular interest to me were the world population maps, and for reference, here is year 2000 (which should be familiar as India and China are the two largest populations):

Worldmapper Population Cartogram (Map 2) © Copyright SASI Group (University of Sheffield) and Mark Newman (University of Michigan). Sourced under Creative Commons License.

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