Brandon Martin-Anderson decided he wanted to see what the U.S. and Canada look like if every person were put on the map. Literally. No state or city borders, no lines for roads or highways, no coloration based on political or religious views. Just one dot per person, in the spot where they were counted for the population census. What would human settlement patterns look like?
Turns out, it looks like this. A total of 341,817,095 dots, each representing an individual person counted in the 2010 (U.S.) and 2011 (Canada) censuses, and each placed in the location where they were reported living by the census counters.