How to create a Google Fusion Table and use in GMM?
by Md Alamgir
What is Google Fusion Table?
Fusion Tables is a data visualization web application that makes large data tables meaningful. If you have data in a spreadsheet that has latitude and longitude
coordinates or addresses that can be geocoded, you can store it online
using Google Fusion Tables
. You can create Fusion Tables by i
mporting your csv, tsv, ods, kml, excel file or google spreadsheets
which is up to 100 MB.
Why Fusion Table?
You can use Fusion Tables to:
- Host your data in the cloud. Viewers located anywhere can produce charts or maps from it.
- Create custom visualizations for your data.
- Filter and summarize to find and calculate specific values in a table.
- Send a visualization to colleagues or embed it in a website.
- Define specific permissions so that different users only access parts of your table.
- Merge two or three tables to generate a single visualization that includes both sets of data.
- Set up Google Forms to accept input for a live visualization.
How to create a Fusion Table?
To import data from a file on your computer:
- Go to Google Docs and sign in with your Google Account (or create one!)
- Note: Fusion Tables is not available with Google Apps for your Domain.
- Click the Create button and select More > Table.
- Choose the file to upload from your computer and click Next.
- Preview the columns being imported. Click Next.
- Edit the table's name, attribution and description as needed. You can change these values later by using Edit > Modify table info.
- Click Finish.
Your newly uploaded data now appears in a new Fusion Table!