The Beauty of the Wind

Considering the amount of last night’s gusts whipping wind chimes off their hooks, with the scattered mess the waiting recycling bins brought this morning, not too many might be seeing wind as admirable. But I’ve resolved to find beauty in as much as possible. So I give you this most excellent website for WIND. Check it out here: Wind Map.

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This map is from October 30th, 2012. A day of wind that definitely needs some beauty.

Keep in mind this is an ART project, and you can actually get prints of some of the most beautiful maps, if you want. The site creators make that plain with sincerity and humor.

The wind map is a personal art project, not associated with any company. We’ve done our best to make this as accurate as possible, but can’t make any guarantees about the correctness of the data or our software. Please do not use the map or its data to fly a plane, sail a boat, or fight wildfires

I found this super-cool site when I came across this tweet from @eliotter.

UPDATE: If you want to see another rendering, this is pretty AMAZING. Thanks to Scott Olson from @NJHighlands for sharing on Twitter!

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Adjusting to the car culture, dealing with leaving a career I love, and spouting off along the way.
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6 Responses to The Beauty of the Wind

  1. Calamity Rae says:

    *that* is so amazingly beautiful and so downright cool. My husband loves maps. I’m sending him the link! Thanks so much for sharing this.

  2. Wow! How neat. Thanks for sharing.

  3. This was really cool. Nathan was looking over my shoulder and loved it, too!

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