California drought in small multiples

Posted to Visualization  |  Tags: , ,  |  Nathan Yau

To show the increased levels of drought throughout the state of California, Kyle Kim and Thomas Suh Lauder for the LA Times showed weekly change in drought levels with 188 color-coded California maps. There’s also an animated version, but why do that when you can scrollllll?

A couple of years ago, the New York Times did something similar, but with a two-category color scale and on a national scale.

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