Why It Works
A story map shows how to recreate this hurricane map, revealing the key creative steps in the workflow. This map works because uses an intuitive and beautiful combination of color, size, and transparency to build up the overall patterns. We see the largest, most powerful storms emerging from this mass of historic data. But, we also see that these storms are relatively rare. The use of a dark, muted satellite basemap is key to creating the map’s overall striking, glowing appearance.