Thursday, November 21, 2013
Nine Years of American Tornadoes Mapped
CartoDB has linked to a number of of new Google Maps that are using the CartoDB Torque library.
The new maps include CartoDB's own animated map of Nine Years of Tornadoes in the US. This map animates through NOAA's National Weather Service data. The map includes a neat playback control that allows you to view the animation chronologically or select to view the data for any month.
Another nice example of the Torque library in action is this LIRR Animation. This map simulates one day on America's busiest commuter rail system, the Long Island Rail Road, using real data from Nov 12, 2012.
Another Torque powered map is this animation of Crimes in San Luis Obispo. The map animates through all reported crime in the Californian town between January 2012 and June 2013.