Most populated cities in the world


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. 




About swdevperestroika

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