What can you do with your data? Can you see it with your own eyes? The latest in understanding our world is Data Visualization. Our eyes are capable or taking in a studying vast amounts of data in short amounts of time, even seconds. Using our amazing human visual perception is perhaps the best way to see the proportions of data that could, otherwise, easily escape our senses.
Check here to see what NASA did with huge amounts of ocean current data: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/perpetual-ocean.html