Toronto-based blogger Brandon Donnelly was also fascinated with the The Pudding`s  spiky 3D map of the world`s population.   And he found an effective way to use it.

Here is the Greater Toronto and Hamilton region (16.8 million people reside in this screen grab):

 

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Here is the New York City region (55.4 million people reside in this screen grab):

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And here is China (1.054 billion people reside in this screen grab):

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I tried to capture both Shanghai and Hong Kong in this image. Guangzhou, Hong Kong, and Shenzhen are currently in the mist of forming a 40 million-person megalopolis.

If we pan back over to the northeastern United States and Central Canada – keeping the same scale as the above image from China – it looks like this:

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