Drive charts are excellent ways of visually summarising football game data. They are certainly not new. Here’s one Brinton showed in the mapping section of his book:
We can recreate these today in Tableau as explained in Dave Andrade’s blog.
The big media companies all use Drive Charts to show their data. I like the pseudo-SD nature of the NFL’s charts and the clarity of those on the Seattle Times.
Do you have any favourites?
Does anyone know when the drive chart was first used?