How Different Groups Spend Their Day" graph, then you know the value of a good chart. They can suck users in and really engage them. They can take a complex concept and make it simple.If you've ever sat around mulling over different parts of an interactive map after an election or studied the New York Time's "
Interactive charts will allow for showing extra data on mouseovers and simple animation. There are 30 different chart styles available, from interactive maps to pie charts, line charts to Venn diagrams.
According to the Google Code Blog, "Interactive charts trigger events, providing tool-tips and animations. In addition to a rich gallery of charts, this tool can also read live data from a variety of data sources such as Oracle PL/SQL or Google spreadsheets."
We're hoping these take off and we see more interesting visual data sets to play with around the web in the very near future.