I wanted to reintroduce everyone to Google Charts.  If you haven’t heard about it, it is a quick and easy way to create chart from data sources.

It is so easy to use.  I think it is a tool that more people need to hear about and understand how they can easily use to embed charts in web pages, word documents, pdfs, spreadsheets and much more.

To create a chart, all you do is pass your data and labels for the data using a URL or web site address:

http://chart.apis.google.com/chart?cht=p3&chd=t:60,40&chs=250x100&chl=Hello|World

The Google Chart API then returns a .png image representation of your data.

You can choose the chart type and size as well as dynamically pass your data to be presented in the chart or graph.

I am finding new uses for it everyday to quickly add visuals to blogs, web sites and emails that I do daily.  Visuals go a long way.

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