Data is beautiful

Most people understand that there are now 8 billion people that occupy Earth but it is so hard for each of us to wrap our brain around it. Human beings struggle to comprehend 8 billion of anything, much less infinity. A great storyteller, however, can use that data and show us something we all know but have never actually seen.

HT Alasdair Rae for creating a masterpiece. I highly recommend clicking the link to scroll through the different maps he created.