The world is currently facing an unprecedented situation. There's a lot of uncertainty about the events unfolding around the globe and what the future holds. During these times of concern, people are looking for information. Information that is trust-worthy and easy to absorb.
Factual and credible data visualizations can speak a lot of volumes in times of crisis. With Infogram, you can create various charts, maps, dashboards, reports, and other projects that help others gain knowledge of the current situation and keep them well informed. Read on to see how our tool can assist you in presenting your data to others.
Charts, maps, customizable templates, and more
Creating a project on Infogram is easy. Use one of the ready-made templates or start from scratch, then add objects to the canvas and customize them to your liking. Browse through the articles on navigating the editor to become more familiar with the tool.
With Infogram, you can use more than 40 different charts (line, bar, column, pie, area, scatter, pictorial, etc.) and more than 800 maps of various regions, countries, and cities to display your data.
After you've picked a chart that suits your data, you can add the data in a variety of ways. Same goes for maps, create a map by selecting a region, country, or city that you want to use for the visualization, then populate your map with data.
Live data updates
With events around the globe unfolding at a very rapid pace, there's a constant need for up-to-the-minute information. Infogram lets you regularly update your data visualizations in an instant—you don't even need to log in to the tool to revise your datasheet.
For example, you can connect your Infogram account to your Google Drive account and connect datasheets to your visualizations for live updates. The same can be done with a JSON feed. To find out more, view the article on creating live-updating charts and maps. It is also possible to source data from databases.
In addition to various data import possibilities, Infogram also offers several ways for you to make your data visualizations more engaging to the viewers. By default, all charts and maps that you share on the web have tooltips enabled; thus, when your viewers hover over the visualization, they can see additional information. But this is just the tip of the iceberg.
You can also add moving animations to every object on the canvas for them to fade into the viewer's screen, for example. You can set the animations to play once when visible, always, on scroll into view, or on mouse click.
If it's not enough with a tooltip, you can add callouts to shapes and graphics. With callouts, you can give your audience additional context on the data you have visualized without taking up extra space on the canvas.
Another feature that will come in handy is the option to add links to your visualizations. For example, if you're displaying data on various areas within a map, you can add a URL link to each area and redirect your viewers to another page with additional information. It's also possible to link pages within the same project.
When data is as essential as in the current circumstances, it's crucial to get it out to the broader public as quickly as possible and through as many media as possible. See the video below to learn more about the sharing options offered by Infogram.