Interactive Flatland

Inspired by Lisa Charlotte Rost's Flatland visualisation. Basic idea is to show cities with similar latitude. This interactive version contains the most populated 100 cities and almost every capital city (population 10K+) in the world.

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Credits and links:
Data: here, extended from Lisa Charlotte Rost's spreadsheet
Geo data:
Lea Verou's awesomplete auto-complete component
Mike Bostock's d3.js data vis framework
Play with the code at codepen
Source code at github