About Us

Uncharted is a blog written by a bunch of people who work on Datawrapper. We love charts, and we created this place to talk about them.

On this blog, we will tell you how to make better charts. Sometimes, we’ll learn with you; answering questions that both you and we might have. We will experiment with charts. And since Data Vis is a field with few rules and different approaches, we will tell you our opinions and invite you to disagree.

This blog is for everyone who creates charts. Yes, we mention Datawrapper as an example quite often; and you see many charts one this blog that are created with our tool. Our articles in Datawrapper News are about new features and only interesting for you if you’re a Datawrapper user. But even if you don’t use our tool, we hope that the articles in Thoughts & How To’s and our Weekly Charts are helpful for you.

What’s Datawrapper?

Datawrapper is a tool we built to make it easy for journalists and other content-creators to create simple charts and maps for web articles. To make a chart, you paste in your numbers and choose a chart type. We make sure that the chart you’ll embed in your article at the end is beautiful, responsive and interactive.

You can learn more about Datawrapper on our website: datawrapper.de

Who’s writing on this blog?

We are five people (plus one, two freelancers) working on Datawrapper, and almost all of us have written on this blog at some point: Gregor mostly at the beginning, before he went to work at the NYT (he’s back now, so he might write a thing or two for this blog as well). Then David joined and took care of most of the map functionality, and the blog posts about them. As a co-founder, Mirko was there from the beginning and has been writing a few articles in-between. And we’ve just hired Lisa specifically to take care of the blog, so expect most blog posts to come from her starting at the end of 2017.

This is us:

I want to get in touch with you!

You found a mistake? You want us to write about a certain topic? You disagree strongly with one of our articles, and want to make sure we know why? Please get in touch with us! We’re always happy to hear from you:

  • If you have ideas, questions or comments regarding the blog, write to [email protected].
  • If you have technical questions about Datawrapper, let us know at [email protected]. David, Mirko or Gregor will reply.
  • If you prefer Twitter, tweet at us @datawrapper or write us a Direct Message (our DMs are open).

I want to know about your newest things!

Sweet! We’re more than happy to keep you updated. We have two newsletters: One for news about Datawrapper features. (That’s a great one if you’re a Datawrapper user.) We also have a newsletter for our Weekly Charts. Attention: If you sign up for that, you’ll get a newsletter every week. That’s every seven days. That’s a lot. Think you can handle that? Then sign up here: