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Data Stories: Understanding Infrastructure, Cities, Population

Combining maps with location-specific data is a common and effective way to understand national systems and population distribution.

The Infrastructure under Our Feet

Washington Post

The Washington Post presents a series of interesting maps that demonstrate the scope of U.S. infrastructure, including power plants, bridges, pipelines, and railroads.


The Rise of the Megacity


Visual Capitalist created this large infographic that explains and illustrates seven types of leading global cities. The cities are classified by their industries, trends, and investments.


Exploring Population Density

Human Settlement Layer

Urban analyst Alasdair Rae used open data from the European Commission to explore population density and distribution in several major cities. He explained some observed patterns and how he created the maps on his blog.

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