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2010 April AAG

Association of American Geographers
Washington DC
April 14-18, 2010

Workshop, Saturday 12 noon @ Google booth in exhibit hall

I'm Rebecca Shapley, Project Manager for Google Fusion Tables. Fusion Tables is a new kid on the block! We're an application for collaborating on structured data in the cloud. 
You can do a lot of things with Fusion Tables:  host, map, collaborate, combine gather visualize... But today I'm going to focus on making maps...

First let me show you several examples of mapping that people have done with Fusion Tables:
Trained as a biologist, so I'll use examples from biodiversity informatics.
Here's another data set with over 4 thousand caterpillars collected from Costa Rica. 
Dan and Winnie, who own this data, have included links to the images from the actual specimens in the dataset. We can easily map these. (Visualize > Map)
But not all of the specimens have pictures, so let me filter for the ones that do. 
Examples of exported maps:

Workshops yet to come:

<div style='width: 330px; height: 220px; overflow: auto;'> 
<img src="{URL cp lateral}" width="150" align="left" />&nbsp;<img src="{URL adult}" width="150" align="left" /></br>
<h2><font color="brown">{voucher}</font></h2>
   Caterpillar found feeding on host plant <em>{host plant species}</em>, {host plant family} in the {primary eco}, {year}.</br></br>
   See specimen record {herbivore species} at <a href="">Caterpillars, pupae, butterflies and moths of the A.C.G.</a>