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Wind Map

March 29th, 2012

I haven’t seen something make the rounds of the twittersphere so often as I have this Wind Map over the last two days. Everyone, and I mean everyone, is taking note of this feat of stunning map animation.

The graphic shown below is just a static screen shot. Click the map to load up the actual page. Don’t forget to try zooming in because the animation persists at larger scales too. Bonus points if you can figure out how to get it to zoom back out.

A pair of visualization artists, Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg appear to be behind the magic, under the company name HINT.FM.

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