Axios has created a data visualization illustrating the flow of goods transported by domestic freight between states in 2015. The visualization uses data from the Freight Analysis Framework, a database tracking commercial goods moved by trucks, trains, planes, or pipelines, to understand state-to-state transfers based on the types of goods and the volume moved. Users can select a type of good such as gasoline, alcoholic beverages, or pharmaceuticals to view how much each state exported or imported to or from other states. Axios used the visualization to determine that, in 2015, the United States shipped 16 million kilotons of goods domestically.
Visualizing the Flow of Goods Across America
Michael Steinberg is a Google policy fellow at the Center for Data Innovation, where he researches open data issues in government. He was previously an editorial fellow at GovLoop where he wrote content on modernizing government technologies. Prior to joining GovLoop, Michael was a research fellow at the Partnership for Public Service, a paralegal for an intellectual property law firm, and he held internships on Capitol Hill, at the National Archives, and in local government. Michael is a graduate of the University of Maryland in College Park, where he double majored in Government and Sociology. He is currently a second year Master’s of Public Policy student at George Washington University specializing in technology policy.
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