Planes! Trains! Automobiles! These vehicles do so much more than get Steve Martin home for the holidays. The transportation industry powers our everyday life. And it's fueled by data.
Tons of companies are involved in travel processes—everything from manufacturing your car to flying you around the world. We recently interviewed three of these companies, each of which is using data differently.
When it comes to planes:
And in the automobile world:
"I can connect myself to every possible data source, but I can also mix in information from Excel very flexibly, and I can make my own presentation available without having to spend a great deal of time and effort doing all these things with two, three or four tools."
As for everything else:
In the transportation industry, data is vital to business. But it's also fascinating to look at! That's why we've seen so many people use Tableau Public with travel and transportation data.
We just love this visualization of Melbourne's trains. So next time you travel—whether by bike, bus, car, train, or plane—think of all the data it took to get you there. Pretty cool, huh?