Area Charts

An Area Chart (Area Graph) displays graphically quantitative data. It is based on the Line chart and, similar to it represents data as a series of points connected by straight lines, and depicts the differences in values with a filled in area. The area between axis and line is commonly visually emphasized with color, texture, or hatching.

Area Charts are used to display the cumulative totals over time using numbers or percentages; or to show trends over time among related attributes. The Area Chart is effective when comparing two or more quantities. Each series of data is typically represented with a different color, the use of color transparency in an object’s transparency shows overlapped areas and smaller areas hidden behind larger areas.

The Area Charts Solution for ConceptDraw PRO v10 is a comprehensive set of drawing tools, examples, samples, templates, and predesigned vector objects contained in a library that makes it easy to design pictorial Area Charts.


There is 1 library containing 5 vector objects in the Area Charts solution.

Design Elements — Area Charts

Design Elements — Area Charts

Examples

The samples you see on this page were created in ConceptDraw PRO using templates provided with the “Area Charts” solution. These documents demonstrate some of the solution's capabilities, and the results you can achieve.

All source documents are vector graphic documents. They are available for reviewing, modifying or converting to a variety of formats (Bitmap Image, PDF, PowerPoint Presentation or MS Visio) from the ConceptDraw Solution Park. The “Area Charts” solution is available for all ConceptDraw PRO v10 users.

Example 1: San Francisco Population History

This example was created in ConceptDraw PRO using the Area Charts Library from the Area Charts Solution. An experienced user spent 15 minutes creating this sample.

This sample shows San Francisco population history. Using an Area Chart allows you to represent how population has changed over the last 150 years.

Area Chart Sample

Example 2: Federal Timeline US Prisoners

This example was created in ConceptDraw PRO using the Area Charts Library from the Area Charts Solution. An experienced user spent 20 minutes creating this sample.

This is an example of an area chart with distinct periods of change. To make the chart easier to read and understand, it is a good idea to use text labels to explain what has happened in these periods.

Area Chart

Example 3: San Francisco CA Population Growth

This example was created in ConceptDraw PRO using the Area Charts Library from the Area Charts solution. An experienced user spent 15 minutes creating this sample.

An area chart is a good way to show how a value changes over time, but sometimes this is not enough. We recommend using callouts to stress the most important points on your diagram.

Area Chart Example

Example 4: US Incarceration Timeline

This example was created in ConceptDraw PRO using the Area Charts Library from the Area Charts Solution. An experienced user spent 10 minutes creating this sample.

This is an example of an area chart that displays data of a serious subject. Citing sources adds credibility to this chart and makes it look more reliable.

Area graph sample

Example 5: Area Chart Template

This example was created in ConceptDraw PRO using the Area Charts Library from the Area Charts Solution. An experienced user spent 10 minutes creating this sample.

Often, selecting an appropriate diagram style is one of the hardest tasks of a job. To help with this selection process, ConceptDraw has many templates to pick from. Many of the template types contain materials that will help you decide what to use for your specific diagramming application.

Area Chart Template