Google Spreadsheets Holiday Art Template

Posted on November 22nd, 2008 in Cool Infographics & Data Visualizations , technology - 7 comments


This is pure fun! Few Googlers used the collaborative feature in Google Spreadsheets to create a holiday art template with snow flakes using 18 colors. Each of them added few colors on a blue canvas to create this massive template. The best part is they even made a time lapse video of the whole process (and of course uploaded to youtube) to show you how its done. See it below:

(youtube video link)

[via lifehacker]

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7 Responses to “Google Spreadsheets Holiday Art Template”

  1. Srinivas says:

    Hi Chandoo,

    Let me first thank you for your excellent posts on topics related to Excel and Data Visualizations.

    I would be happy if we can produce a heat map in Excel as shown in the link below :
    This map (known as market map) shows sectorial performance of the stock market on mouse hover.

    I saw your earlier posts on HEAT MAPS; What I want to see is the blocks need to grow in size based on the value apart from the variation in color intensity.


  2. Robert says:


    Microsoft Reseach offers a free Tree Map Add-In for Microsoft Excel:

    To be honest, I tried it once and I was not really happy with it, but maybe it is a starting point...

  3. Meher says:

    Hi ra Poorna!
    Just wanted to drop in to say that you are doing an awesome job ra.! I really like most of your tips, the best one for me has been the market share presentation post!! Keep rocking!

  4. Chandoo says:

    @Srinivas: thank you so much for dropping by and asking this question. But I don't know if there is a simple way to generate a map like the one shown in moneycontrol without resorting to vba or lot of clever formulas coupled with conditional formatting.

    I have never tried this type of graphs on excel, but Robert seems to have done so as he points to an excel add-in that could do this.

    Let me try this on Monday (no promises as I have a rather hectic day :D) and see if it meets your needs.

    Btw, you can create treemap visualization for free using your excel tabular data by uploading it to many eyes, see this:

    @Robert: Thanks alot for sharing this link with us. It goes in to my bookmarks for future reference πŸ™‚

    @Kalyan: You are welcome ra, I am so happy to read this words in the morning πŸ™‚

  5. Chandoo says:

    Oops.. make that link:

    upload or select some data and in the next step specify tree map as the type

  6. Izabel says:

    Hi Chandoo, I'm from Brazil and like a lot your posts Eveready I check the news. I have one question. I found in many site about dashboard the comand name "Camera Tool" in Excel. Do you know what this is ?

  7. Chandoo says:

    @Izabel: Welcome and I am very happy you liked this site.

    Regarding your question on camera tool, your timing couldn't be better as I am planning to post an article on camera tool tomorrow. So just wait and enjoy πŸ™‚

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