Oh a recent trip through Utah TMG and I noticed several towns named after periodic elements. Here’s a map of all those in North America:
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The Jamesgeo Population Cross for New Zealand – each line divides the population into halves. I think this is the most aesthetically pleasing population density I’ve ever seen!
Red areas have the most people and light blue have very few. White areas are virtually deserted. Most people live in the north of the North Island – almost the exact opposite of the UK.
Each of the Home Nations has been split into four using the jamesgeo population cross (JPC) – each line splits that nation’s population in half.
With the population densities turned back on:
Surprisingly Wales seems to have the most unequally distributed population.
In the last post we came to the surprising conclusion that Newcastle is in the West. This is because the UK is tilted, yet we think of the East coast as running due North.
To match the population axes to our perceptions I have rotated the axes by 28 degrees. Generalising this creates the jamesgeo population cross, a crude indicator of population distribution.
Each line on the jamesgeo population cross splits the area’s population into two equal sections.
The JPC for Great Britain:
This is a much more realistic North-South divide:
So every thing’s back where it belongs… just in time for the New Year.