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Apr 8, 2010

Population Density in the World in 1994 & 2008

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This dataset shows the number of people per square kilometer around the world in 1994.


Credit : National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA)

Source: NASA

And in 2008 [updated: Aug 2008]


World Population Density (Map Source: Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Source : Nations Online


  1. Tells you nothing. 2 entirely different sources. May use different criteria, and in any event there is NO KEY for the second map, so you can't tell what the colors mean beyond a general recognition of higher or lower density.

    That means that a comparison between the maps is entirely pointless beyond the fact that it appears that populations are still in relatively the same areas they were in 1994. So um...thanks for that?

  2. Thanks for your comment, yes I did think alike before drafting this post.