A new Luminocity map of World Population Density.
Thanks to Duncan Smith for the tipoff.
This exploratory map shows data from the fantastic Global Human Settlement Layer (GHSL) produced by the European Commission. Integrating huge volumes of satellite data with national census data, the GHSL has applications for a wide range of research and policy related to urban growth, development and sustainability, and is available as open data. The dataset encourages understanding of the complex hierarchy of human settlement, rather than making simple rural-urban divisions.
This is going to be really useful for those exploring patterns of global population density.