Events: Places & Spaces at CDC Museum

Places and Spaces ExhibitFrom January 25 to June 17, 2016, the David J. Sencer CDC Museum will feature the Places & Spaces: Mapping Science exhibit, a collection of visualizations that tell stories compelling to both specialists and generalists alike. In keeping with its commitment to public health education and disease prevention, the CDC Museum has selected an exhibit that demonstrates the power of data visualization to confront many of society’s most significant challenges.

For over a decade, the Places & Spaces exhibit has collected science maps and visualization tools from leading international experts in the natural, physical, and social sciences but also from industry and government. By helping audiences grasp the abstract concepts, relationships, and dynamism of complex systems, the exhibit promotes more informed, effective decision making on the part of private individuals, industry practitioners, public policymakers, and others.

Complementing Places & Spaces are some recent examples of CDC’s mapping and data visualizations for use by public health professionals and policy makers, as well as infographics designed to communicate with the general public.

For more information about the exhibit at the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/museum/exhibits/mappingscience.htm and http://scimaps.org/CDC.htmlExternal.

And about the maps: http://scimaps.org/iterationExternal.

For questions or more information, please contact the GeoSWG Executive Committee at geoswg@cdc.gov.