The example below uses a schedule of GOP primaries to demonstrate how powerful of a visual display. I knew that my state (Tennessee) was one of the later primaries, but could not remember when it was scheduled. When I came across the primary schedule, I immediately felt that the site needed a visual display of the information.
I used Bing.com I searched "US map" to locate and download a blank map. I imported the map into Microsoft Paint and used the fill tool to add the appropriate colors to the states. Finally, I added a legend to help orient viewers to the color scheme.
Blank US Map downloaded from Bing.com
It only takes a little effort to visually transform data into information.