Wind Rose Chart

Also known as Polar Bar Chart

1. What is a Wind Rose chart?

A Wind Rose chart visualizes a view of how different data values are typically distributed at a specific source.

When to use Wind Rose chart?

A Wind Rose chart can be used to analyze and visualize the distribution of sales leads or customer preferences across different segments or regions. By assigning wind directions to specific categories or customer segments and the wind speed to the volume of sales or customer engagement, the Wind Rose chart can provide insights into the concentration and strength of sales opportunities in different market segments or geographic areas, helping businesses identify potential hotspots for sales growth, prioritize resources, and optimize their sales strategies accordingly.

2. How to build a Wind Rose chart with example

The Wind Rose chart is a powerful visualization tool for analyzing and comparing profit, cost, and revenue metrics across different item types. By mapping wind directions to item types and wind speed to the magnitude of these financial metrics, the Wind Rose chart provides a comprehensive overview of the distribution patterns and relative strengths of profit, cost, and revenue for each item type, allowing businesses to identify areas of profitability, cost inefficiencies, and revenue generation, enabling informed decision-making and strategic planning.

  1. Click Click here to add your first chart

  2. In the menu, select Wind Rose to create a wind rose chart

3. Wind Rose Chart Config

  1. Select the database you use to create suggested in the list

  2. Choose the table containing the data you use to create, then it will show you the list of fields included in the table

  3. Drag/drop or select the X-Axis value

  4. Drag/drop or select the Y-Axis value

  5. Drag/drop or select the Legend properties (optional)

  6. Drag/drop or select the Breakdown value (optional)

  7. Drag/drop or select the Sorting field to sort out the data in the chart (optional)

  8. Drag/drop or select the Filters field to emphasize a specific data (optional)

  9. You can see the visualization of your chart on the left side and select Settings to change the element’s settings


You can change the title of the chart, choose the font, color and size of the name. You can also add the subtitle and change its format.


When you input the Breakdown value, data will be stacked and stacked areas can be shown in Value or Percentage style. You can also group each stacked area by inputting the number of areas you want to group.


You can change the legend position (top, bottom, middle), input the name, choose the font, color and size of the name.

  • X AXIS

When you turn on the X Axis, you can input the Prefix, Postfix and change their format. X Axix title can also be added and change format too.

  • Y AXIS

When you turn on the X Axis, you can input the Prefix, Postfix and change their format. X Axix title can also be added and change format too. If you turn on Gridlines, you can change the size and the display of the Gridlines (solid, dash, dot,...).


Data color can be set auto or you can choose your favorite colors.


If you turn the label on, you can choose its style to perform (percent, value, raw), choose the font, color and size of the label and its position.


You can change the background color of the chart.


When you hover over a stacked area of the chart, a text box appears to display information about the data of that area. You can change the text color, font, and background.


Change the display unit, precision, and other functions

10. After building the chart visualization, click Add to create your chart.

11. Your chart will show up along with actions like sharing, editing, etc.

We hope that the above instructions will be useful to you. Let's have a look at our other articles to learn more about using other charts in data visualization with Rocket.BI.

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