Wind Map


3 of 5 stars
What’s this?

Information porn at its finest: this mesmerizing animated map visualizes “the delicate tracery of wind flowing over the U.S.” in real time.

Wind Map

It was created by Martin Wattenberg and Fernanda Viegas, who work for the Google Big Picture Group, though this project appears to be an independent production. Read more about it on the site. (Via



  1. I like the texture that the wind patterns make. It almost looks like fur. I wonder what this would look like when the country was in a series of thunderstorms.

  2. We have a little “Data Visualization of the Day (DVotD)” tradition running at our office. (Among other things, we build web mapping software.) This one was a top-shelf DVotD.

  3. I like it. I wonder if 20×200 has seen this yet.
    Hmmmmm. Maybe they’ll catch wind of it sooner than later?

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