Population by Longitude and Latitude

These visualisations refere to traditional demographic data, but adopt a particular entry point to display it: longitude and latitude. It’s interesting to see how the same data seen from a different perspective can give new insights.

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Did you know that almost 90% of the world’s population lives in the northern hemisphere? And that half of all Earthlings reside north of 27°N? Or that the average human lives at 24 degrees from the equator – either to its north or south? Bill Rankin did. Or at least he found out, while producing this fascinating diptych of world maps, plotting population distribution on axes of longitude and latitude.

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