Skilled data visualisation can make an important contribution to many domains from surveillance to research and policy setting by creating better access to data, for example by allowing quick identification of clusters, trends, gaps, or outliers; and enabling users to visually locate relationships and interactions in an easier way than via traditional metadata tables. Further, the transition from static to interactive and animated ways to communicate data provides an exciting expansion of the tools and methods available. Most importantly, visualising data well (especially in space and time) can impress, enthuse and engage key audiences (i.e. decision-makers, industry partners and key stakeholders, the public…).
Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (SVEPM) conference 2015, The Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS), International Conference on Animal Health Surveillance (ICAHS 3)
Epidemiology and veterinary public health, Training and learning, Information synthesis, visualisation and dissemination