Great for generating quick insights. Great for novices.
April 16, 2014

Great for generating quick insights. Great for novices.

Anhong Guo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • Treemap, Table, Pie chart, Column chart

Overall Satisfaction

We used Google Charts in a class project to develop an interactive visualization in an effort to support the sustainable development.
  • Good if you want to start fast.
  • Support quite a variety of customization.
  • Easy to connect with other Google services, like Google Maps.
  • Does not support low-level customization. If you want to do this, you need to use D3, or other low-level visualization tools.
  • The default color is not so great, but you can always customize it in the code.
  • It was a class project, we got really good scores.
  • Also, our collaborator from the city was very excited, and is working with us to deploy the visualizations we developed.
  • D3
We wanted to focus more on the data part instead of dealing every detail of visualization choices, so we chased Google Charts. When you generate a chart, it will automatically make some default decisions, which is a good start.
Because it is reliable, easy to start, and easy to maintain. It can support all the work I want to do.
It highly depends on what kind of visualization you want to do. If you are more focused on the data, and generating new insights from the data, Google Chart is a great choice. But if you want to be innovative with visualization styles, you need to use low level tools.