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 importing 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:

  1. 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. 
  2. Click the Create button and select MoreTable.
  3. Choose the file to upload from your computer and click Next.
  4. Preview the columns being imported. Click Next.
  5. Edit the table's name, attribution and description as needed. You can change these values later by using Edit > Modify table info.
  6. Click Finish.

Your newly uploaded data now appears in a new Fusion Table!