Friday, March 30, 2018

The Dotless Maps of Brasil & the USA

Nobody Lives Here is an interactive map which highlights the unpopulated areas of Brasil. The map uses data from the 2010 Demographic Census' Statistical Grid to show the square kilometers in Brazil where nobody lives.

The population map grid consists of 13,566,488 squares. 10,902,382 are colored yellow to show that no-one lives in those squares. This reveals that roughly 80% of the whole country is unpopulated. The remaining squares on the map are shaded white to indicate the squares where people actually live in Brasil.

Nobody Lives Here (USA) maps the unpopulated census blocks in the USA, the areas where nobody lives. 4,871,270 census blocks, totaling 4.61 million square kilometers, have no-one living inside them. In other words 47 percent of the USA remains unoccupied.

Nobody Lives Here (USA) is not an interactive map in itself. However the Leaflet platform has been used to provide a little interactivity to what was originally a static map image.

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