Google Fusion Tables

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Name
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Google Fusion Tables
Tool Class
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Data Visualization, Mapping, Data Aggregation
Developer
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Google
Date Created
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2009/06/09
Still Maintained?
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Yes
Open Source?
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No
Platforms
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Web
Website
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https://sites.google.com/site/fusiontablestalks/stories
Payment Structure
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free
Languages Supported
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All
Skill Level Needed
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  • Advanced - The tool requires advanced knowledge or training in order to use most of its functionality.
Intermediate

Tool Description

Google Fusion Tables is an experimental Data Visualization web application to gather, visualize, and share data tables, often using Mapping. Google Fusion Tables can be used through a web application.

The Application can be used to host data online, gather data in real time, and visualize data through charts and graphs or with Mapping functionality. Goole Fusion Tables provide a REST API (Link) so that other applications can access data stored by fusion tables.

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What Makes This Tool Different from Others in its Class?

Google Fusion Tables is a powerful tool for collecting, filtering, and displaying data, but because it is an experimental application its interface is not user friendly and it requires some tech savvy to use.

Links to Tutorial Content

English

Basic Functions

Gathering Data

Maps

Publishing / Embedding

Merge tricks

Working with other tools

Projects that use this tool