The purpose of this exercise is to show how many paleontological museums (here declared) there are in Italy, in comparison to the population density of each Italian Region.
We linked the map of Italian population density on the left (source Wikipedia), with museums in each Province (museionline.info) on the right.
In the middle, such layers are shown as superimposed each other, and the presence of paleontological museum is emphasized by both green colour intensity and the highness of each Province.
In the North Italy there are the best distribution of paleontological museums, in comparison to the whole territory, with 1-3 museums for each Province. Campania and Lazio, two of the most populous regions in the Peninsula with Lombardia and Liguria, have instead a different distribution, with the Province of Rome which has 6 museums (Museo Geopaleontologico “A. Desio”, Museo di Geopaleontologia e Preistoria dei Colli Albani, Museo Civico “A. Kitsche de la Grange”, Museo di Casal de’ Pazzi, Museo di Paleontologia della Sapienza, Collezioni Paleontologiche dell’APAT), winning the first place in Italy for the number of palaeontological museums.
In Valle D’Aosta, Basilicata e Molise, the paleontological museums seems to be completely missing.
Software: QGIS Data sources: Wikipedia http://www.museionline.info/musei/paleontologia/