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An Elegant Monochrome Map of the World's Settlements

German scientists made this excruciatingly detailed simulacrum of the “global urban footprint.”
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If you want a quick but lovely revelation of where the world’s urban population lives, try this animated model from German scientists showing the most built-up areas in the world.