A squinty-eyed look at population densities
I’ve moved to my own domain! Aaand I’ve been busy working on thesis-related things lately, so I haven’t had time to post anything. I initially saw this blog as an expanded portfolio of sorts, but given my situation I’ve decided to try aim for shorter, more Tumblr-esque posts.
An interesting thing about this map is that each layer is contained in one 23,000 pixel tall spritesheet to reduce load time. An uninteresting thing is that my workflow was to export black and white density images from QGIS (which I’ve been working with more lately), generalize in Illustrator, export each slice and then stitch them together into one image with ImageMagick. I grabbed the population data from here.
Let me know what you think!
EDIT: I incorrectly listed the data as density per square miles originally, but it looks like the GPW data is in fact in kilometers. How embarrassing – my mistake!