The way the wind blows

I recently stumbled across one of the best data presentations I’ve seen in a while. The National Weather Service in the US publishes a huge data base on wind surface speed across the country that is updated once every hour. As you can imagine, this results in potential useful data being made useless because it is too large and unwieldy to make sense of. But how to represent data as large and dynamic as wind speed? The Wind Map, is an elegant and ingenious solution. It plots the direction and strength of wind across the US and, as it uses...

I recently stumbled across one of the best data presentations I’ve seen in a while. The National Weather Service in the US publishes a huge data base on wind surface speed across the country that is updated once every hour. As you can imagine, this results in potential useful data being made useless because it is too large and unwieldy to make sense of.

But how to represent data as large and dynamic as wind speed? The Wind Map, is an elegant and ingenious solution.

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