World Population Map

26 Feb

I was looking for an image of the world this morning for the kids to plot some things on for school. Whilst looking I came across this image  which is a map of the world’s population. I thought it was really interesting. I’m obviously familiar with where the highest and lowest populated places are in the world, but I’ve never seen it in form of a map image before. H/T Resilience Science. You will need to click the image to view it in a larger size!

World population map

World population map

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5 Responses to “World Population Map”

  1. brunettekoala February 26, 2009 at 11:32 #

    oh my! Check out S.Korea and Indonesia…!

  2. cindy February 26, 2009 at 13:41 #

    is there a legend for this map? i can’t see what the different colors represent. i can guess, but i was wondering about the numbers.

  3. lynhallewell February 26, 2009 at 16:11 #

    OK, I done some digging and have found this PDF which has stats on it http://www.worldmapper.org/posters/worldmapper_map2_ver5.pdf

    Let me know if the link doesn’t work for you.

  4. Bob Abramms March 3, 2009 at 20:02 #

    Another version of the map is at http://www.odtmaps.com/detail.asp_Q_product_id_E_PopMap-35×52 and there is a lot of support material posted on-line (and free) at http://www.odtmaps.com/behind_the_maps/default.asp (see the second item down the page). There are lots of other links from there including a lot of background on how the map was developed (see http://www.odtmaps.com/behind_the_maps/population_map/contributors/default.asp).

  5. lynhallewell March 4, 2009 at 17:31 #

    Thanks Bob!

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