Tag: data visualization

Look at This: Every Recorded Hurricane Since 1851 on One Map

By Sophie Bushwick | August 24, 2012 9:16 am

hurricane map

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has a tropical storm and hurricane data archive that stretches back to 1851. But looking at each storm individually doesn’t have nearly as much impact as seeing them all projected onto a map at once. Data visualization expert John Nelson combined data on historical storms’ paths and intensities to create this stunning image, where the color of a dot represents that storm’s intensity.

The photo links to a larger version, but for a resolution high enough to see each individual point, click here.

[via io9]

Image courtesy of IDVsolutions / flickr

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