World map of large urban areas in 2005

World map of large urban areas in 2005Click in the image above for high resolution view
The population in the urban areas of the world is increasing, and has been increasing throughout history. The cities sprawl out and take more land and resources into account, and later turn into mega cities. This map presents the status for urban areas in 2005, according to the data and estimates from the United Nations Population Division.

Map illustration to demonstrate the United Nations Population Division database, showing quantitative representation of point data through classified and colored circles.

The map is using the Wagner VII projection, with 10E as the central meridian.

ESRI ArcGIS, Global Mapper and Adobe Illustrator were used to prepare the map. The base map data was prepared from the Natural Earth Vector 1:110m distribution.

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