Dynamically generate charts with a URL string.
Warning: This API is deprecated. Please use the actively maintained Google Charts API instead.

Deprecation notice

While the dynamic and interactive Google Charts are actively maintained, we officially deprecated the static Google Image Charts way back in 2012. This gives us the right to turn it off without notice, although we have no plans to do so.


About the Image Charts API

This service allows you to create dynamic charts using nothing more than a URL string. To see it in action, just paste this URL into your browser's address bar: https://chart.googleapis.com/chart?cht=p3&chd=t:60,40&chs=250x100&chl=Hello|World. Now try changing the text from "World" to your name.

Release notes

February, 2010

  • Documentation revised:
    • Documented all chart types on separate pages
    • Added a new page listing all chart parameters
  • Chart playground added
  • Some terminology changes:
    • Financial markers are now called candlestick markers
    • Text encoding is now called basic text format
    • Data sets are now called data series
  • New formula images added
  • New chart URLs supported ([0-9].chart.googleapis.com)
  • New dynamic icons added
  • data point marker improvements
    • New annotation marker added (chm=A)
    • New error bar marker added (chm=E)
    • New horizontal line fixed to a specific point (chm=H)
    • New box charts, also called box plots
    • Now support commas in the text string
    • Anchor placement now available for data value markers.