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What Is Data Visualization?

September 8, 2021

Data visualization describes the shape of information formed in a graph depicting a particular context. Data visualizations contain contextual information (the metadata) and the actual data, making the information more straightforward for people to process and analyze.

According to DAMA-DMBoK2, data visualizations cover traditional BI tools like “tables, pie charts, line charts, area charts, bar charts, histograms, turnkey box (candlestick).” Users may access data visualization in a static format, like a report or a more interactive online form, like a that they can drill down. Google Research’s Music Timeline is an example of an online data visualization.