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Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg (hint.fm), put together this wind map to illustrate wind patterns for the U.S. It’s as much an art project as it is a mapping effort but the lack of colour, clean UI and efficient interactivity makes this a modern classic. It spawned a more recent global example, Earth Wind Map by Cameron Beccario, but this was the first that used fine resolution animated lines to clearly connotate wind strength and direction. Great pan, zoom and hover controls and an animated legend add to the overall quality.
MapCarte 2/365 (classic!): Wind Map by Hint.fm, 2012 http://t.co/7EkYjk8Jzk #webmaps
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