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Maria Nattestad, Calvin Bao, Michael C. Schatz, Brett Hannigan (DNAnexus, Mountain View, CA, USA; Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD, USA)Dot is an open source project we did at DNAnexus to make an interactive dot plot. Dot plots are a classic data visualization for showing alignments between two genomes or assemblies, but they are usually created as static images, so we made an interactive version for the web that allows you to zoom in, load multiple annotation tracks for both dimensions, and inspect the data in detail. Part of our motivation for Dot is that at DNAnexus we did a survey of visualization methods in genomics and found that less than 10% of visualization tools can be used with files stored on remote servers. As more labs and companies move their data to the cloud, consider making your visualization tools compatible by loading files from URLs. We built Dot to be an example of this and a template for quick-starting new visualization tools. Dot also uses an awesome D3 plug-in I built called SuperUI, which auto-generates an entire table of UI elements based on a JSON schema. Dot is open source, and we welcome you to use it to jump-start your own visualization tools.