Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Two Hurricane Sandy Maps: The Beautiful Horror and the Humor

Two Hurricane Sandy maps have especially appealed to me (note:  currently I am riding out the storm battling a head cold).

The first one, which I can trace back to Conde Nast but probably is from NASA, shows the size of this 1,000 mile (1,620 kilometer) wide storm.  This storm and the geographic forces behind it are awe inspiring and terrible in the Biblical senses.


The second map is a humorous one representing the strange desire for Americans stuck indoors to drink alcohol, especially wine.  I live next to a high class liquor store and I can ensure you that business is indeed good.  The map shows how simple cartography can be a quick and easy advertisement for businesses.


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