DataMarket chart type gallery

DataMarket displays the data you need in a range of interactive charts that you can export, use in presentations and embed in online reports and websites.

We've deliberately left out the context information for each chart to focus the attention on the characteristics of each chart type, if you are curious about what each chart is showing, simply click the "Explore this data" links and dig in.

Line chart

A clear way to show how data trends over time.

Relative line chart

Also shows how data trends over time, but calculated from a fixed point in time. Useful to compare data that has different units.

Stacked area chart

Highlights the trend over time of the sum of the data, while showing the different components as well.

100% stacked area chart

An area chart that is fitted to 100% reveals the part-to-whole relationship, but does not show total values.

Bar chart

The bar and column charts' strength is to quickly and clearly show the difference between values. The bar chart can be used with long category names, which the column chart often can not.

Stacked bar chart

Useful to see the sum of the data while showing the parts as well. The absolute and relative values of the first components is clear, while those further to the right are more difficult to measure or compare with precision.

100% stacked bar chart

A stacked bar chart that is fitted to 100% reveals the part-to-whole relationship, but loses the view of the total value.

Column chart

The bar and column charts' strength is to quickly and clearly show the difference between values. It can also be used to show overall trend, although a line chart does that better. The column chart is a better fit for time series than a bar chart, reading time from left to right rather than up or down.

Stacked column chart

Useful to see the sum of the data while showing the parts as well. The absolute and relative values of the bottom components is clear, while those on top of that are more difficult to measure or compare with precision.

100% stacked column chart

A stacked column chart that is fit to 100% reveals the part-to-whole relationship, but does not show total values.

Table

The only way to show exact values for all attributes. The table is also good for comparing different units and different types of data. The power to reveal trends and comparing values is mostly lost.

Choropleth maps

The choropleth map is a thematic map, which are designed to show a specific theme on a geographical map. On a choropleth map, the values are color coded onto the regions. It’s a good choice of chart to reveal patterns in relation to geographical locations. Our choropleth maps support 3 different methods to classify and assign color to regions: Natural breaks (Jenks), Quantiles and Equal interval

Current values

The simplest way to show the most recent and exact values.

Pie chart

The pie chart gets unfair blame for its misuse. It is one of the most intuitive and simple ways to show a part-to-whole relationship. However, it is at its best showing two values and becomes progressively less illustrative with each additional value.

Pie charts can also make for some really nice Christmas decorations ;)