Release Notes

Latest developments on our data communication solution.

Release: 5.7.2018

What’s New:

  • Data library charts can now be edited directly after they have been placed in stories.

  • Data library charts now support showing multiple dimensions—such as different races, or different age groups, or different income levels—on a single chart.

  • Data library charts now support error bars (when error data is available).

  • The data library has been reorganized: indicator names are now more natural, and dimensions are properly structured. All of the old data and metadata is still present, and existing stories will work as-is with no changes.

  • Added a new chart type for the data library: full-featured table.

  • Added a new chart type for the data library: grouped bar chart.

  • American Community Survey (ACS) data is now current through 2016.

  • ACS data now has full geographical resolution—down to census tract.

  • ACS data now includes 1-year estimates along with 5-year estimates.



  • Rate measures should not allow choice of donut chart.

  • Opioid chart titles should not have extraneous words.

  • Selecting responses on BRFSS indicators that have more complex options than yes/no should work as expected.

  • Map legend should be easier to read.

  • Control over chart axis labels should be part of the chart, not part of sharing.

  • Charts in stories should grow vertically to fill allotted space.

  • Chart y-axis should gave unit labels.

  • Indicator metadata should inform choice of chart types.

  • Map timeline should not overlap legend on mobile.

  • When the x-axis of a line chart is a date, you should be able to chart multiple lines.

  • Animation speed should be faster.

  • “Add chart to story” is highlighted on the UI as the primary workflow.

  • If you choose a combination of dimensions and location that have no observations, you will see a message that informs you that there is no data for that combination.

  • Downloaded library csv files should not use internal LiveStories encodings.

  • Barbell, heat, and bubble charts should be able to show benchmarks.

  • Line charts using county data should be able to benchmark against the U.S. value.

  • Number formatting should be consistent across chart types.

  • Highlight should highlight the label and the bar, not just the bar.

  • Initial map view should zoom to show all compared cities.

  • Map legend color choices and viewed data should match.

  • Bar charts should support highlighting multiple bars.