Thursday, May 31, 2012

Kewl Map: 56 Years of Tornadoes Tracked

Now this is a great use of mapping historical data to a geospatial representation.

John Nelson used 56 years worth of NOAA data to create a beautiful map of the most powerful tornadoes of the past five-plus decades.

Got this data from NOAA via the spectacular It tracks 56 years of tornado paths along with a host of attribute information. Here, the tracks are categorized by their F-Scale (which isn't the latest and greatest means but good enough for a hack like me), where brighter strokes represent more violent storms.

This is yet another example of the power of data visualization.

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1 comment:

john.nelson said...

Whoa, thanks for the link, Doug; glad you like it!