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... 1 This Guide is intended to help transportation planners create modern data visualizations. It is built for planners who want to learn the basics and peek around the corner at what is next once they have them mastered.
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... 2  Flows of funding from revenue sources to expenditures;  Maps of trip generation, rider origin and destination, transportation equity (service level vs. income level)
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... 3  There are many tools and types of tools for building best-practice visualizations, each with a different learning curve. Common programs like Microsoft Excel can create effective charts.
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... 4  Construct visualizations using ArcGIS, Microsoft Office, Adobe InDesign, and JavaScript;  Design visualizations primarily for non-technical audiences (lay people, executives, and legislators) ;  Use several common datasets (e.g., Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS)

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