See the extreme National Geographic recently provided a great example of how to do data visualization right with an infographic charting the rise of billion-dollar weather events like Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

With event icons laid out across timelines for each year in the sample, color-coded by type and sized according to their cost, viewers can easily see which disasters stand out in each year and in which months they happened, and compare results across years.

For a valuable lesson in how to make complex data relevant and understandable, check out the full infographic Billion-Dollar Weather on NatGeo’s site.

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Posted by: Margot Knorr Mancini

A thought leader in the publishing industry, Margot Knorr Mancini has helped numerous publishers redefine their missions to become nimble content generators with the ability to repurpose content easily and efficiently. As Founder & CEO of Technology for Publishing, her analytical mind allows her to remain a step ahead of the industry, recognizing early trends and developing pivotal best practices.