Google Chart Tools/Image Charts (aka Chart API)
The Google Chart API is an extremely simple tool that lets you easily create a chart from some data and embed it in a webpage. You embed the data and formatting parameters in an HTTP request, and Google returns a PNG image of the chart. Many types of charts are supported, and by making the request into an image tag you can simply include the chart in a webpage. You can embed these charts on your web page, or download the image for local or offline use.
Material Type: Development Tool
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: March 28, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: August 11, 2014
Submitter: Cris Guenter
Keywords: charts, api, Google API, application programming interface
Primary Audience: Graduate School, College Upper Division, Professional
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: To use this API, you should have a little HTML experience; a little patience to read the documentation; and a little persistence to keep trying if your first charts do not turn out as you expect.
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: yes
Accessiblity Information Available: unsure
Creative Commons: unsure