We know that data visualization is a powerful tool that can help both scientists and the public easily and quickly understand the scope and context of complex information. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is hosting an exhibition showing how data visualization helps us confront some of the world’s most significant challenges. The Places & Spaces: Mapping Science exhibition will run from January 25 to June 17, 2016 at the David J. Sencer CDC Museum in Atlanta, GA.

Maps, graphs, and infographics can greatly help the public understand health threats and lead to quicker public health responses. The Places & Spaces exhibition has collected science maps and visualization tools from leading international experts in the natural, physical, and social sciences, as well as from industry and government. By helping audiences grasp the abstract concepts, relationships, and dynamism of complex systems, the exhibition promotes a more informed and effective decision making on the part of individuals, industry practitioners, public policy makers, and others.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.