Google Chart API

December 13, 2007

The chaps over at Google have come up with a neat webservice - an easy way to get charts onto your webpages, the Google Chart API.

Google has finally released Google Charts API, which returns a PNG-format image in response to a URL. Several types of image can be generated: line, bar, and pie charts for example. For each image type you can specify attributes such as size, colors, and labels.

You can include a Chart API image in a webpage by embedding a URL within an <img> tag. When the webpage is displayed in a browser the Chart API renders the image within the page.