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Five years of American drought, visualized

At Adventures in Mapping, John Nelson developed a sobering series of maps that visualize the intensity of the drought gripping much of the US: (more…)
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John Nelson’s Stunning Map Details Every Hurricane And Tropical Storm For The Past 150 Years

Lifestyle / Green Living : Inhabitat

With Hurricane Issac now in the Gulf of Mexico, John Nelson—a user experience and mapping manager for data visualization company IDV Solutions—has released this stunning map that shows every hurricane and tropical storm for the past...

A map of over 200,000 earthquakes

Humor : TYWKIWDBI

From the Smithsonian:Data visualizer John Nelson, working for IDV Solutions, compiled historical earthquake records to produce this gorgeous, and informative, map... Nelson chose to make the dots, which each represent an earthquake ...

Six decades of U.S. tornadoes visualized in one stunning map [Maps]

Genres / Sci Fi : io9

Using almost sixty years' worth of data from NOAA, designer John Nelson has produced a mesmerizing visualization of tornado activity in the United States. Ever wondered where "Tornado Alley" got its name? Wonder no more. More »

Sixty-one years of tornadoes, in one map

Humor : Boing Boing

John Nelson—the data visualization designer responsible for that global map of earthquakes I posted last week—has also made a strangely beautiful map showing every tornado to hit the U.S. between 1950 and 2011. Part of what makes th...

Interactive Map Visualizes Mentions of Place Names by American TV News

Humor : Laughing Squid

The Internet Archive recently released an interactive map that visualizes mentions of place names by American TV news programs over the past four years. The map can be viewed as a static or animated heat map—the animated version vis...

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