I would like to replicate this graph for the allocation of radio band frequencies using a different set of data but a similar style. I would like to avoid making it from scratch and I was looking for some software that could help me make one, but I don't even know how to describe such a type of graph

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Very_high_frequency#/media/File:VHF_Usage.svg (it doesn't let me add the image directly, maybe it cannot show SVGs?)

vhf_usage image

  • added image for convenience, link remains for attribution
    – fred_dot_u
    Jan 8, 2021 at 21:59

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It's kind of a Gantt chart

You can make it using a grid and/or table in InDesign or Illustrator.

  • Gantt chart (named by its inventor) was created about 100 years ago to present dependencies between tasks. It's a project management tool. It was and still is a way to visualize complex projects. The same invention was made in several countries, but Gantt's work became famous when it was used to manage U.S. operations in WW1.
    – user82991
    Jan 9, 2021 at 19:06

I'd call that a bar chart.

The SVG was made in Inkscape. It says so in the XML

<!-- Created with Inkscape (http://www.inkscape.org/) -->

And since it's already an Inkscape SVG, you can just open it and edit it in Inkscape, which is a free and Open Source vector image editor.

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