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Texas Wildfire Coverage Superimposed on Major US Cities

September 9, 2011

I’d say one of the important functions of information design is to make numbers and facts — which might otherwise be hard to grasp and contextualize — extremely easy to understand.

Sometimes, it can be as simple as taking some information and contextualizing it against information which is meaningful and familiar to the reader, as done in this post in the atlantic. He took a circle the size of the Texas wildfires and superimposed that over major US cities:

 

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