A few days ago, I created a visualization of every hurricane NOAA had recorded from 1841 through 2015. I created a GIF to show the animation using the pages shelf in Tableau. Unfortunately, this animation does not work when published on Tableau Public. I tagged Zen Master Allan Walker because he had recently published some animated content.
He was kind enough to hook me up, big time!
Once, I saw how he did it, I was able to tweak things out a bit. There are so many marks in this data set, I opted to show a moving 5-year visualization of all the hurricanes. I am really happy with the result and will look for opportunities for using this again.
The hardest part of this whole thing was embedding it in WordPress. I tried a bunch of different plug-ins, but none would work. Allan again pointed me in the right direction using an iframe.
<iframe src=”yourhtmlfile.html” width=”width of wordpress container” height =”suitable ratio” frameborder=”0″>
I ended up uploading the html file to my WordPress site via FTP and then from there it was smooth sailing.