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Spiky population density maps

I rediscovered the maps and work of Alasdair Rae this morning. (He has appeared on this blog before in posts like this one here.) Alasdair works in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the University of Sheffield and is author of the blog, Stats, Maps n Pix. Recently, he’s been publishing maps showing population densities around the world. He also gets into the details of how they’re made. They are pretty cool to see.

Here are the Great Lakes.

And here is Brazil, as well as a map of the world (without any land shown). Canada and the United States barely register on this second one.

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