Why use DataWrapper

DataWrapper and Business Intelligence FAQ

What is Datawrapper used for?

Datawrapper is a user-friendly, open-source web tool that you can use to create basic interactive charts. By loading your CSV dataset into Datawrapper you can make a chart or a map that can be embedded onto a website. Among others, you can generate pie charts, line charts, bar charts (horizontal and vertical) and maps.

What is map visualization?

Map visualization is used to analyze and display the geographically related data and present it in the form of maps. This kind of data expression is clearer and more intuitive. We can visually see the distribution or proportion of data in each region.

How do you present data on a map?

The best method of data presentation on the map is using colour schemes (darkest/lightest elements put on display for the eye), various shape sizes (biggest elements put on display), or a combination of the two.

Are data wrappers free?

Our Free plan enables you to create, publish, embed and export Datawrapper visualizations as PNGs without limits.

Who uses Datawrapper?

Who uses Datawrapper? We’re used by newsrooms, think tanks, agencies, government institutions, and finance companies all over the world. Here are some of our current customers: To learn how we’re used by some companies, head to the customer stories on our blog.

When was Datawrapper created?


The idea for Datawrapper came about in 2012 when a journalist named Mirko Lorenz teamed up with developer Gregor Aisch. Mirko was doing a lot of data training and didn’t have an easy way to develop charts, graphs and maps. So that’s how it began.

Why do we need data mapping?

Data mapping is an essential part of ensuring that in the process of moving data from a source to a destination, data accuracy is maintained. Good data mapping ensures good data quality in the data warehouse.

What are the 4 types of map data?

Types of Maps

  • General Reference (sometimes called planimetric maps)
  • Topographic Maps.
  • Thematic.
  • Navigation Charts.
  • Cadastral Maps and Plans.

What is MAP chart used for?

A map chart is used to show items on a background that is often, but not always, geographical. Map charts in Spotfire can contain different type of information in one or more different layers. Maps can contain interactive shapes or display markers of different types on an image or map background.

How do I use Datawrapper?

How to use Datawrapper for journalists

  1. Begin creating your visualisation.
  2. Import your data.
  3. Check and describe your rows and columns.
  4. Choose your type of visualisation.
  5. Refine your visualisation.
  6. Annotate your visualisation.
  7. Publish your visualisation!

How do I publish a Datawrapper?

To share or embed a Datawrapper visualization in your own site, you need to publish it first. You can do in step 4: Publish & Embed of every Datawrapper table, chart, or map. Simply click on Publish now: After clicking on Publish now, Datawrapper will take a second or two to prepare your chart for publication.

How do I upload a map to Datawrapper?

In Datawrapper, click on “New Map”, then choose the map type you want to create. Then select your map file by clicking on the “Upload Map” button. Once uploaded, the map will appear in the preview on the right side.

How do I make a real time map?

You can use Live View navigation during the walking portion of any type of trip.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app .
  2. In the search bar, enter a destination or tap it on the map.
  3. Tap Directions .
  4. Above the map in the travel mode toolbar, tap Walking .
  5. In the bottom center, tap Live View .
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