With wildfires raging throughout Colorado and a nasty string of wild weather events hitting the U.S., there couldn't be a better time to check them out once again.
His Excel fix mapped data from a pivot table to a spreadsheet that represented pictorially a pixelated map of the U.S. The result is nothing short of awesome.
We were turned on to Nelson's work after he submitted a timely link about wildfires to the DataIsBeautiful subreddit.
John let us republish some of his maps, so h ere are four of his coolest charts. Be sure to click to enlarge, the detail is astounding:1. Wildfires in the contiguous U.S. since 2001
this map from Nelson showing the same data.
The left-most region of hurricanes hits North and Central America. The empty space down the middle of the left-most bunch is Mexico.
On the right, the bottom right line is made up of typhoons in the Indian ocean. The top right bunch are tropical Pacific cyclones.
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