2.1. Overview of Chart Types in Looker Studio
Welcome to Looker Studio Essentials Course!
Today, we dive into the second part of our Looker Studio Masterclass: Chart Types Overview.
Earlier in this chapter, we created an e-commerce dashboard from scratch in just an hour. We quickly explored almost all of Looker Studio's features. Today, we'll take a closer look at the available chart types and visualizations.
What's Coming Up
In the following chapters we'll cover dashboard planning, data connectors, data modeling, in-depth data visualization, reports, interactions, sharing security, managing reports with clients, and BigQuery. Stay tuned!
Today's Objective: Explore Built-In Charts
We'll discover Looker Studio's built-in charts, their capabilities, and key features. We'll also learn when to use each chart type for data visualization.
Your Visualization Toolbox
We'll cover the following chart types in Looker Studio:
- Pivot Table
- Time Series
- Area Chart
- Line Chart
- Combo Chart
- Bar Chart
- Geo Maps (including Google Maps)
- Pie Charts (and when not to use them)
- Scatter and Bubble Charts
- Tree Map
- Bullet Chart
- Gauge Chart
Get ready to expand your visualization toolbox and make the most of Looker Studio!