World Population Distribution - An infographic focusing on the world's population and its distribution

World Population Distribution

An infographic focusing on the world's population and its distribution.

A section of the map graphic.

A section of the map graphic.

The key to the map shown in more detail.

The key to the map shown in more detail.

World Population Distribution

This display contains graphs and a thematic map. The main focus of the map was to highlight the variations in population density across the world. The series of 'spherical graphs' highlight the relative populations of each of the continents over time.

The main graphic on show here uses a three-dimensional approach to map the world's population by density. Utilising the third dimension in this way gives the viewer an immediate impression as to the distribution of the world's population.

The spherical graphs, positioned at the bottom of the page, are sized proportionately to one another in relation to the world's population at three different intervals. The graphs are then subdivided to show the percentage of the total population found in each continent.

Data from the following organisation was used in the compilation of the map on these pages: Center for International Earth Science Information Network.

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Hello, my name is Ed Merritt. I am a cartographer based in Southampton (UK). I established Merritt Cartographic in 2006.

I am a graduate of Oxford Brookes University, receiving an honours degree in Mapping and Cartography. Having worked in the past for a large publishing company in central London, much of my current work is commissioned for inclusion in reference books. I also produce interactive maps for deployment on websites and in applications as well as products for use on public display panels and signposts. As a freelance cartographer, I have produced custom maps and graphics for a wide range of publishers, charities and media organisations. My work has been included in products published by Dorling Kindersley, Millennium House, National Geographic, Pearson Longman, Royal Horticultural Society, Taschen and Weldon Owen.

I enjoy being creative in my work and like to explore new approaches. As a map-maker, I have a natural tendency to pay attention to detail and also to work hard to ensure that I am being as accurate as I can in the work that I produce.

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