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Picture This: Better Decisions Through Data Visualization

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Takeoffs U.S. airports

This visualization represents the number of takeoffs at U.S. airports between 1998 and 2010.

Credit: U.S. DOT

Can you visualize data? That’s the question raised by the Data Visualization Student Challenge, a U.S. Department of Transportation competition that invited college students to turn reams of dry numbers into visually compelling graphics that could help drive decisions about transportation and infrastructure improvements.

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