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):
Here is the New York City region (55.4 million people reside in this screen grab):
And here is China (1.054 billion people reside in this screen grab):
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: