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Global Population Density at a Glance (Infographic)

Global Population Density at a Glance (Infographic)

Fathom Information Design /Promo image This population density map is making the rounds on the blogs today, to near-universal acclaim. And for good reason; it might be the most intuitive look at global pop. density ever cobbled together. The brainchild of Fathom Information Design, 'Dencity' uses small pixels to connote density, big ones to convey wide-open, unpopulated spaces. Fast Company explains why the design works: In the visual syntax of infographics and maps, bigger equals... well, bigger. Large dots on a map or bars in a chart correspond to a proportionally large quantity of stuff being visualized--like, for instance, the number of people living in a certain geographic area. But its new visualization of world population density called "Dencity," Fathom turns this basic graphic language on its head. What if bigger dots on a map signified fewer people, sparsely scat...

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