New Features for the Google Chart API

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Uwe Maurer

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Mar 18, 2008, 6:19:54 AM3/18/08
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We released a new version of the Google Chart API today. It adds many
new features that you requested here in this group, for example
sparklines, radar charts and thematic maps.

The most important change however is that we removed the limit on the
number of requests. This means you can use the Google Chart API
without worrying about reaching a limit.

For the documentation about the new features and usage policy please
see the updated documentation page:

http://code.google.com/apis/chart/

There will be also a blog post about these changes soon.

Happy charting!
Uwe

JV

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Mar 18, 2008, 9:35:01 AM3/18/08
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Thanks very much for the cool new features!

I have a question about one of the marker types though. In your
documentation it says: "The last marker in the list, h, is the
horizontal line that intersects the vertical line, v, at point 7" The
chart does not show that horizontal line going through that point and
the code for the chart defines the horizontal line at <data point>=0.3
and not at <data point>=7.0

Lesley Burr

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Mar 18, 2008, 12:04:35 PM3/18/08
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Thanks - have fixed this

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Rui Torres

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Mar 18, 2008, 3:15:39 PM3/18/08
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Hi Uwe Maurer,


First of all, I want to thank you for these new features.
However I want to know, when we can have multiple charts in a single
image?

Regards,

Rui Torres

Shermozle

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Mar 18, 2008, 7:12:26 PM3/18/08
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On Mar 18, 9:19 pm, Uwe Maurer <uwe.mau...@google.com> wrote:
> We released a new version of the Google Chart API today. It adds many
> new features that you requested here in this group, for example
> sparklines, radar charts and thematic maps.

The new features look great. Particularly keen on the sparklines.

However, what's with the maps? The list of geographical areas seems a
bit, well, random. It's mostly continents, except it doesn't have
north_america, oceania or antarctica. The fact that there's no area
centred on Australia seems weird.

Felipe Barone

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Mar 19, 2008, 3:52:31 PM3/19/08
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GREAT AWESOME WORK GUYS!! I particularly loved the maps chart type!
BUT, i was unhappy not to see a candle stick (stock markets) chart
type.... Why wasnt that a priority, since this chart type is so
usefull? Is it in any future plans?

Best regards,

Felipe Barone

Uwe Maurer

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Mar 19, 2008, 7:20:51 PM3/19/08
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On Mar 19, 12:12 am, Shermozle <Shermo...@gmail.com> wrote:
> However, what's with the maps? The list of geographical areas seems a
> bit, well, random. It's mostly continents, except it doesn't have
> north_america, oceania or antarctica. The fact that there's no area
> centred on Australia seems weird.

We will add more maps in the future. To show data for Australia please
use the world map for now.

Thanks,
Uwe

Uwe Maurer

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Mar 19, 2008, 7:24:05 PM3/19/08
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On Mar 19, 8:52 pm, Felipe Barone <fgbar...@gmail.com> wrote:
> GREAT AWESOME WORK GUYS!! I particularly loved the maps chart type!
> BUT, i was unhappy not to see a candle stick (stock markets) chart
> type.... Why wasnt that a priority, since this chart type is so
> usefull? Is it in any future plans?

Unfortunately candle sticks are not there yet, I hope we can add this
soon.

Thanks,
Uwe

danm44

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Mar 20, 2008, 1:21:23 PM3/20/08
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This is something that I'd like to know about too. Is this in the
works?

Thanks,

Dan

GeoClick2

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Mar 21, 2008, 3:21:11 AM3/21/08
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Thank you for your work..^^

It seems that there is some mismatch in description and examples in
Chart API Document.

The color in description and example dose not match in "Bar Char"t and
"Data set colors" section.

One more check please..

Map feature is very Good.. and I hope to add and see some legend in
the thematic map ASAP..

then maybe .. that makes many cartographers happy...^^

Lesley Burr

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Mar 25, 2008, 11:43:25 AM3/25/08
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Thanks - have fixed the discrepancies.
May take a couple of hours to be visible.

Cheers,
Lesley

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mapperz

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Mar 26, 2008, 11:41:56 AM3/26/08
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What are the Map Projections used for the New Features- Chart Maps?

The idea is to overlay statical information on Google Maps via the API
and Google Earth.

What is the maximum size (in pixels) the charts api can handle?

Mapperz
http://mapperz.blogspot.com/



On Mar 18, 10:19 am, Uwe Maurer <uwe.mau...@google.com> wrote:

Turban

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Mar 26, 2008, 12:59:36 PM3/26/08
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Thanks for the new version of Google Chart API!

I've tried the new thematic map feature on:
http://blog.thematicmapping.org/2008/03/making-maps-with-google-chart-api.html

The API seem to use a "stretching projection" as the map adjusts to
the given chs values.
What is the initial projection and the width/height ratio?

Thanks,
Bjorn

http://blog.thematicmapping.org



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Paulisio

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Mar 27, 2008, 11:31:11 AM3/27/08
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Thanks for the new features!

I have a little feature request. For the grouped bars chart I want to
have an ability to set negative values for space between bars in a
group. The goal is to see bars in group overlayered (not stacked).
This will produce a pretty kind of charts. I think it's not so hard to
implement and it will be a quite useful feature.

Thanks in advance,
Pavel

dsl

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Apr 9, 2008, 10:08:25 PM4/9/08
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I made an example of tying Google Earth to Google Charts, if anyone is
interested. It doesn't make use of Google Charts Map feature though.
If anyone has an example doing this, I'd be interested.

http://boxshapedworldgis.blogspot.com/

Thanks
David

odyssey

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Apr 15, 2008, 12:10:56 AM4/15/08
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Thanks, a very cool service.
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