The population map


The population map

Item Information

Title:
The population map
Title (alt.):
Total world population = 6,446,131,400
Population cartogram
Description:
The most creative of the ODT trio is a world population map. This strange lego-like map is a cartogram, a diagram combining map and graph qualities. It distorts the size and shape of countries to portray their population (number of people) rather than their geographic territory (number of square miles). Since this is a map about people, it has a totally different appearance than conventional maps. China and India occupy the most space because they have the largest populations, while the United States and Indonesia vie for the third and fourth places. On the other hand, Russian Siberia and Canada, which cover large expanses of geographic territory, have much smaller populations and appear as narrow strips north of their much larger neighbors, China and the United States. The insets at the bottom of the map show the historical trends of population growth. There are snapshots showing population distributions by continent 100,000 years ago, at the birth of Christ, 1650 A.D., 1900 A.D., and a projection for 2150 A.D. This cartogram was compiled on a grid of small squares, where each square represents one million people. Although the countries are placed in their relative geographic locations, some unusual juxtapositions of geographic areas create a highly unconventional image of the world
Creator:
Breding, Paul.
Creator:
ODT, Inc
Name on Item:
ODT ; Paul Breding.
Date:
[ca. 2005]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Population--Maps
Population density--Maps
World maps
Places:
World
Publisher:
[Amherst, Mass.] : ODT, Inc.
Edition:
Paper folded version.
Notes:
1 grid square = 1 million people.
Includes 7 ancillary maps, text and unlabeled sample map.
Exhibited in “Journeys of the Imagination,” at the Boston Public Library, Boston, MA, April - August 2006. MB (BRL)
Extent:
1 map : col. ; 61 x 114 cm., on sheet 89 x 133 cm., originally folded to 30 x 23 cm.
Scale:
Scale not given.
Language:
English
Table of Contents:
Total world population = 6,446,131,400
1. Hobo-Dyer Equal area projection [map]
2. 100,000 years ago
3. Birth of Christ (0 C.E.)
4. AD 1650
5. AD 1900
6. AD 2150 (projection)
7. Where people live on our planet earth.
Identifier:
05_01_000235
Call #:
G3201.E24 2005 .O3
Barcode:
39999052507314
ISBN:
193105715X
Terms of Use:
Under copyright.
All rights reserved.