We all know how beautiful and stunning Power Map videos are but what's even more striking is how powerful tours are as a storytelling tool to convey a message with Geo-spatial data.
That is why we decided to put together a Top 10 list of Power Map tours and... drum roll... here they are!
Visualizing Climate Change
Lukas Steindl created this tour to visualize the intensity of tropical storms and population affected in the west pacific from 1945 to 2012. It also includes Twitter activity for typhoon "Haiyan" that hit the Philippines.
World Cup History with Power Map
Igor Peev, Senior Program Manager from the Power Map team created this tour that shows the history of the World Cup with data.
Beer sales in Norway
Alistair Brown created this tour to show the most popular beer brands in Norway.
Thanksgiving Turkey Production and Consumtion
Last year for Thanksgiving we wanted to answer the question, "Where do turkeys come from and where do they go?". This was the result.
Walmart stores US growth
Jason Strate created this very simple but powerful tour to illustrate the amazing growth and coverage of Walmart stores in the US since 1962.
NORAD's Santa route tracking
For the 2013 holidays, we put together this tour with the official NORAD tracking of Santa's route so we wouldn't lose him on Christmas eve.
Windsurfing race GPS tracking
Shish Shridhar shows us how it is possible to map different sailors routes from a windsurfing race.
Best places to Trick or Treat
The Office 365 team grabbed a bunch of public data and visualized it with Power Map to help us choose the best place in the US to go trick or treating.
Casino customer traffic simulation
Matt Smith simulates customer foot traffic and waiting times in a casino, showing us how the new custom maps feature can be used.
This tour shows explores Geo-location health metrics such as disease frequency, gyms and fast food restaurants to drive better local policies for the public and private sector..