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A 3D-rendered image showing population density in the US
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Stunning height maps with a free tool

Jason Norwood-Young
Jason Norwood-Young
2020-09-11

Using 3D maps to discover population “towers” has just taken a massive leap forward, thanks to a ray-tracing renderer called Aerialod. This type of visualisation has been with us for some time — see The Pudding’s incredible 2018 Human Terrain project here. But it lacked the visual richness that Aerialod brings, as featured on Visual Capital’s beautifully-rendered images.

View a high-res version here.

Jason Norwood-Young
  • Journalist, developer, community builder, newsletter creator and international man of mystery.

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