[Quartz has launched Atlas, a new platform for discovering and sharing great charts. Open and free to everyone, Atlas gives each of Quartz’s charts its own home, along with a set of tools for interacting with them. In the article below and here, Zach Seward, Quartz executive editor and VP of product, explains that, in time, Atlas will let anyone create charts on the platform. You can learn more about how Atlas works, its advertising strategy, and why Quartz created this product here. To speak with Zach or other Quartz executives about this story, please contact [email protected]]
By Zachary M. Seward
This is a big step forward for Quartz and, we hope, all of you. Atlas deepens our journalism by offering readers better access to the data and visualizations in so many of our stories. It also extends the reach of our journalism by letting you make use of our charts in new ways.
To start, all of the charts are made by Quartz staff and select contributors. In time, as we build out the platform, we are hoping to let anyone make charts in Atlas. If you’re interested in getting involved in any way, send us an email at [email protected], and we’ll keep in touch.
What it does
Atlas gives each of our charts its own home, along with a set of tools for interacting with them: You can now download the data behind our charts, embed our charts elsewhere on the web, grab an image of our charts, and of course share our charts on social media. They will look great regardless of whether you’re using a big screen or mobile device.
Click here to check out a typical chart page on Atlas. The same chart is embedded below; click on it to play around with the tools. Feel free to take the data or embed the chart yourself!
Some features of Atlas, like search and tag pages, will get much better as we amass a larger collection of charts. You can use them now, but don’t expect too many results But over time, we’re excited about the potential of this archive.
Read the full article about Atlas on qz.com