Most populated cities in the world

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To explore Python (the programming language, not the reptile) and Gephi further, I found a large dataset with cities and their positions, and plotted those cities according to their lat/long with Gephi’s GeoLayout algorithm.  Next, I found a listing of the 100 most populated cities in the world, and used Python to make the mapping, from the first file with City/Position info, to the second one with City/Population info.  Then Gephi to display the result, which can be seen above. 

I found it pretty cool that some 1000 cities plotted according to their position, is enough to show the contour of the world. 

 

 

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About swdevperestroika

High tech industry veteran, avid hacker reluctantly transformed to mgmt consultant.
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