GET A GRIP ON THE REALITY OF POPULATION GROWTH. pudding.cool/2018/10/city_3d/
This particular web experiment is found on a site we’ve previously featured (and continue to love) here at TechLife – pudding.cool – but the experience this particular project offers is too interesting and timely to pass up. As we all know, the world’s population is growing, and in recent years in particular, it’s been doing so at a rather alarming rate. So much so, in fact, that the sheer scope of the millions and billions of people in different cities and countries around the world is often hard to fathom. That’s where Human Terrain comes in. This page helps visualise the immensity of the human population by showing a map with towers that represent the relative size of the population in each area. Each tower is sat on a block roughly 250 - 5,000 square metres in size and, as you’d expect, the taller the tower the greater the populace. You can also compare the present-day data with data from either 1990 or 1975 to see just how much certain cities have grown in recent years or, in rare cases, how much they’ve shrunk.