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Area Charts

An Area Chart (Area Graph) devised by William Playfair and first presented in his book “The Commercial and Political Atlas” in 1786, is a type of charts displaying graphically quantitative data. Taking as the base the Line chart similar to it, the Area Chart represents data as a series of points connected by the straight lines and depicts the differences in values by filling the area below them. Typically, the area between the axis and the constructed lines is filled with a color, hatching, or some texture for the best visuality. At this, often it is needed to represent the multiple attributes and it is convenient to do this on one chart with a goal to compare visually the areas corresponding to different parameters. Therefore, it is logical to construct several areas on one chart filling them differently.

The Area Charts are used to represent the absolute or relative values over a period of time, to display the cumulative totals over time using numbers or percentages, to depict the overall change in data over the time, to show the trends across the time among related attributes, to demonstrate the effect of metrics' overlay. They are effective when comparing two or more quantities, each series of data is typically represented with a different color and the use of objects' transparency is helpful for overlapped areas and allows showing the smaller areas hidden behind larger areas.

The Area Charts Solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is a comprehensive set of drawing tools, examples, samples, template, and predesigned vector objects contained in a library. All this makes designing pictorial Area Charts easy, which perfectly suit for displaying statistical values, business indicators, income, ratings, population growth, and many other data in different areas. The library's objects allow you to construct both mono charts with one area and the charts with several areas, and to paint them in different colors for visual separation. Each ConceptDraw's Area Chart object is fully customizable and you can add or remove points, set the number of points and maximum value, hide or show values and axis on the diagram, the digital values are available for introduction manually. The use of Area Chart template lets you just enter the values in an also customizable table and receive at once the automatically depicted areas colored differently according to the legend.


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

Design Elements — Area Charts

Design Elements — Area Charts

Examples

There are a few samples that you see on this page which were created in the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM application by using the Area Charts solution. Some of the solution's capabilities as well as the professional results which you can achieve are all demonstrated here on this page.

All source documents are vector graphic documents which are always available for modifying, reviewing and/or converting to many different formats, such as MS PowerPoint, PDF file, MS Visio, and many other graphic ones from the ConceptDraw Solution Park or ConceptDraw STORE. The Area Charts solution is available to all ConceptDraw DIAGRAM users to get installed and used while working in the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and drawing software.

Template: Area Chart

This example was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM 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

Example 1: British India Salt Revenue 1840-1877

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

The unique illustrative capability of the Area Chart is helpful to visual and clear represent how the values change over the time. This Area Chart shows the revenue of East India Salt Company in period 1840-1877.

British India Salt Revenue 1840 - 1877

Example 2: Percent of Students Achieved a 36 on ACT

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

This Area Chart depicts the statistical percent data about achievement by students the highest score 36 for the ACT subject tests - english, mathematics, reading, and science reasoning, which are obligatory in US for high school achievement and college admission.

Percent of Students Achieved a 36 on ACT

Example 3: Sochi 2014 Medal Count

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

This Area Chart is devoted to famous international sporting competition Olympic Games, in particular the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and shows their results. You can see the list of countries and quantity of gold, silver and bronze medals in total won by each of them.

Sochi 2014 Medal Count

Example 4: Outstanding Trends of Wastewater Treatment Plants

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

The problem of wastewater treatment from physical, chemical and biological contaminants is the primary for environment and ecology. This Area Diagram illustrates the outstanding trends in the field of wastewater treatment plants on the base of data from the website of Washington State Department of Ecology.

Outstanding Trends of Wastewater Treatment Plants

Example 5: US Food Supply of Macronutrients in Grams per Capita per Day

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

This sample combines three Area graphs in one diagram. It contains the data of U. S. Department of Agriculture about food consumption in United States for a period of 31 years (from 1970 to 2000) and shows the amount of protein, fat and carbohydrate per person per day.

Area Chart - US Food Supply of Macronutrients in Grams per Capita per Day

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Area Charts Solution for macOS X

Area Charts Solution for Microsoft Windows

What I Need to Get Started

After ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is installed, the Area Charts solution can be purchased either from the Statistical Charts area of ConceptDraw STORE itself or from our online store. Thus, you will be able to use the Area Charts solution straight after.

Area Charts Solution - Buy

How to install

First of all, make sure that both ConceptDraw STORE and ConceptDraw DIAGRAM applications are downloaded and installed on your computer. Next, install the Area Charts solution from the ConceptDraw STORE to use it in the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM application.

Area Charts Solution - Install

Start Using

Start using the Area Charts solution to make the professionally looking numerical data by adding the design elements taken from the stencil libraries and editing the pre-made examples that can be found there.

Area Charts Solution - Start Using

How to Draw an Area Chart