This week’s topic was inspired by a map my niece posted on Facebook, mostly for my interest. Thanks, Heidi! This is the map she posted:
British Columbia, Canada. Remember, you can click on this or any other map to zoom in on details.
You won’t be surprised to learn that she lives in British Columbia. She lives somewhere way up in the upper middle of the blue part.
Her map put me in mind of a few I’ve posted previously, starting with one from the early days of Map Monday of the world divided into 7 equal parts by population:
Or we could look at the world split into 4 equal parts by population:
Or the world split into two parts by population:
There are too many to include here, but I offer a selection so you can see how much fun you can have looking at patterns of population spreads in continents, countries, states, and provinces. There is no doubt that we are not spread out evenly across the planet!
Canada divided into 4 regions of equal population
Or how about this creative map? The U.S. divided into 10 Canadas!
The United States – the population of the two orange sections equals the population of the red section
Africa split into 4 equal parts by population
Australia (the 4th colour, around Sydney, is hard to see!)
Chile (there really are three colours there, indicating the three equal divisions of population)
Are you curious about what the population distribution of your neck of the woods would look like as a map?!
Image credits: vividmaps.com, visualcapitalist.com, MaxGalka (Metrocosm), Reddit, Washington Post, flytrippers.com