Explore Data with Charts on Socrata

Use data to answer questions.
These videos will teach you how to create a:
  • Scatterplot to understand the value of visualizations.
  • 100% stacked bar chart to analyze qualitative data.
  • Pie chart to compare categories in data.
  • Timeline chart/combo chart to see trends over time.


Once you have successfully uploaded data to Socrata, you can start to create visualizations. Our APIs allow you to connect data to your favorite tools like Tableau, PowerBI, and Excel, but you can also create some amazing things right here on Socrata.


Scatterplots can give you immediate insight, including about data cleanliness issues you may have. Start this scatterplot from the Primer page of the Anscombe's Quartet dataset.

Stacked Bar Charts

Stacked bar charts are good when you want to compare groups within categories. Start this chart from the Primer page of the Biking Comfort Survey dataset.

Pie Charts

Pie charts are useful to assess proportions. Try making one using this Seattle Collisions dataset.

Combination Timeline and Column Chart

Want to see how your data changes over time? This is the chart for you!  You can make this chart using the same Seattle Collisions dataset that you used for the pie chart.

Manage Charts on Socrata

Share! Collaborate! You can also edit, change the audience, transfer ownership, and delete.

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