StatPlanet Cloud supports all common data visualization types, as well as several advanced types of data visualizations.

Common visualization types

Visualization Type of Analysis Indicators Map Areas or Variables Time Units
1. Thematic maps Spatial / geographic 1 Many 1
2. Bar & column charts Relative comparisons between variables or map areas 1 Many 1
3. Time series Trends over time 1 1 - Many Many
4. Scatter plot Relationships between 2 indicators 2 Many 1
5. Bubble chart  Relationships between 3 indicators
(the bubble size is scaled according to a third indicator)
3 Many 1

Advanced visualization types

Visualization Type of Analysis Indicators Map Areas
or Variables
Time
Units
6. Column & mark chart Comparison of two time points 1 Many 2
7. Column & line chart Trends over time across 2 indicators with different scale or unit 2 1 Many
8. Stacked column Sums two or more indicators, for part-sum analysis 2 - 5 Many 1
9. Multiple-indicator time series Trends over time across indicators 2 - 5 1 Many

Variations of the above

Visualization Type of Analysis Indicators Map Areas
or Variables
Time
Units
10. Generic line charts Any continuous variable
(e.g., age, height, temperature)
1 - Many 1 - Many -
         
11. Animated charts Any of the above (click the play button next to the time slider to animate over time) Any of the above Any of the above Many
12. Percentage charts Any of the above, converted to percentages Any of the above Any of the above Any of the above

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