Barcelona Field Studies Centre

Geography Data Presentation Techniques and Methods

Many of the most appropriate types of data presentation techniques used to visualise raw geographical data are shown on this page. We provide the tools to create the images shown and these are all very quick and easy to use. They provide several additional functions including standard deviation for box plots and cross sectional area for river cross sections and beach profiles. Simply open the calculator for your chosen technique, enter your data, adjust titles, labels and axes. An image of your data presentation is then instantly created and ready for download.

Percentage or Divided Bar Charts

Percentage Divided Vertical Bar Chart Divided Vertical Bar Chart Percentage Divided Horizontal Bar Chart

Divided Horizontal Bar Chart

Bar Charts

Vertical Bar Chart Vertical Bar Chart Vertical Bar Chart with Labels Inside

Horizontal Bar Chart Horizontal Bar Chart

Beach Profiles
(using slope angle data)

Beach Profile using slope angle data

Beach Profiles
(using height change data)

Beach Profile using height change data

Beach Profiles
(using absolute height data)

Beach Profile using absolute height data


BiHistogram with Labels BiHistogram No Labels Horizontal BiHistogram

Bi-Polar Charts

Bi-Polar Chart - horizontal Bi-Polar Chart - vertical

Box Plots or box and whisker charts (Horizontal)

Annotated Box Plot Box Plots Data Sets 1 and 2

Box Plots (Vertical)

Box Plots Vertical Data Sets 1 and 2

Box Plots (Outliers)

Box Plots Data Set 2 Outliers

Box Plots (Mean and Standard Deviation)

Box Plots Data Set 2 (Mean and Standard Deviation)

Cumulative Frequency Chart

Cumulative Percentage Frequency

Donut (Doughnut) Charts

Donut Chart


Horizontal Histogram Vertical Histogram with Labels Vertical Histogram No Labels

Line Charts

Line Chart Cumulative Frequency Line Chart

Map Cross Sections

Map Cross Section

Pie Charts

Pie Chart

Polar Scatter Charts

Polar Scatter Chart - Pebble Long Axis Orientation Polar Scatter Chart

Radar Charts

Radar Chart Radar Chart Overlays

River Cross Sections

River Cross Section Braided River Cross Section

Rose Diagrams

Rose Diagram

Sand Dune Profiles
(using slope angle data)

Sand Dune Profile

Scatter Graphs

Scatter Graph

Slope Profiles
(using slope angle data)

Slope Profile

Triangular Graphs

Triangular Graph