Tag Archives: Population

The Changing face of America

Policylink is a US research institute with an aim ‘to advance economic and social equity’. Its latest publication, Prosperity 2050, explores changes in the racial make-up of the nation and how current inequalities will impact economic growth, To put his … Continue reading

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U.S. mean centre of population animated

As mentioned previously, the U.S. Census Bureau recently announced the 2010 mean centre of the United States The center is determined as the place where an imaginary, flat, weightless and rigid map of the United States would balance perfectly if … Continue reading

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Google Search Globe

Today, Google announced the launch of a simple 3D visualization platform called the WebGL Globe. The open platform is designed to display large volumes of geographic data on top of a 3D virtual globe, inside your web browser. Google has … Continue reading

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Mapping U.S. population change

In a beautiful series of watercolour-like maps, Stephen von Worley illustrates population change in the USA over the past ten years. Using custom-built cartographic software and data from the 2010 US census he has created twenty high resolution graphics of … Continue reading

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The peopling of the world

The Journey of Mankind is an interactive presentation from the Bradshaw Foundation showing human migration over the past 160,000 years. The guide has been produced in association with geneticist Stephen Oppenheimer, based on the recent African origin of modern humans … Continue reading

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Placebook – worldwide Facebook user distribution mapped

Zdenek Hynek and Martin Pulicar from Masaryk University, Czech Republic have put together this beautifully designed interactive infographic showing Facebook user distribution around the globe. Styled in the familiar dark on light blue Facebook colours, the application lets you display various … Continue reading

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Interactive U.S. census map

The New York Times has published an amazingly detailed interactive 2010 U.S. census map. The application lets you explore information about population growth and densities, ethnic concentrations and housing development patterns in a series of choropleth maps. Depending on the … Continue reading

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World population and earthquake risk mapped

Standing out amongst mash-ups related to the recent terrible events in Japan is this striking cartogram from Benjamin Hennig of the Sasi Research Group, University of Sheffield, England. The map is a population cartogram – country shapes are distorted so … Continue reading

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